Thursday, March 31, 2011

Taking Sides

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
 -Elie Wiesel

This seems incredibly important in the midst of my transition into a more postmodern, post-Christendom ideology. Postmodernity can often be accused of moral relativism, failing to ever take a stand on difficult issues, which is a fair criticism. I feel like we are trying to be a listening voice that offers grace far before we ever offer judgment. But this does not mean that we need to be wishy-washy about injustice and oppression taking place in the world. 
Christians must be vigilant about standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. We must give always give voice to the voiceless and support the marginalized. I love this quote from Elie Wiesel, reminding me to stand strong against the oppression and victimization that can easily take place in our world. I hope you'll stand with me.


  1. you're on a non-violence kick right now, huh? :)

  2. I guess so right! Seems like that's all I've been writing about. With being in school right now, I don't make it through other books very fast. So it took me a while to get through that Walter Wink book. I'm now about half way through Rob Bell's new book, so I'm sure a few posts will be coming on the arena of heaven and hell.

    By the way, thanks for reading my blog and engaging with me in conversation. I know the conversation has been a bit one-sided thus far, but I would love to know a little more about you and what brought you to my sight. Grace and peace.

  3. thanks for responding. I'm super slow with reading too, even though I love it.