Who to Believe?

June 18, 2005

On June 8, 2005, Mr. Rush Limbaugh, on his nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show, informed radio listeners that Democrats have more fear of Christians than of Al Qaeda, or even of nuclear weapons launched from North Korea. I was perplexed. Because my wife is a registered Democrat, and I am a Christian, I felt compelled to ask her if she was more afraid of me than of a terrorist. She said “No.” Not even in my choir robe? “No.” One wonders who to believe.

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In response to this, our friend Susie wrote, “I’m more afraid of you, but that’s just you. Normally, I would be more afraid of a terrorist.”

Knowing that Laurie is also a Christian, her sister Lee said, “Maybe Laurie is afraid of herself. No wonder she has trouble sleeping!”

Lyle wrote from Tokyo, “I for one would find you quite terrifying in a choir robe, but I’m sure that my Catholic upbringing has a lot to do with that.”

Our friend Dave noted, “I guess half of those at Silver Bay (at the Lutheran Summer Conference) will be terrified of the other half! And I’m not sure what to think of myself.”

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