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posted by Ambivalent_Maybe at 9:24 PM
What a photo. I have a hard time with Dick Cheney. My ethical and religious beliefs say that I should try to love everyone and seek the good in everyone. But I have to confess that I have a harder time doing that for Cheney than just about anyone on the face of the earth. Of course, I only know him from what I hear about him in the media, but I have a hard time imagining him as anything other than the incarnation of evil. If I got to know him as a person, maybe I could see the good in him (okay, he appears to love his lesbian daughter even in the face of condemnation of her identity by so many of his political cronies--maybe that's a start!) But from what I know of Cheney, he is certainly a great challenge. To be sure, seeing the good in someone is not the same as whitewashing the bad things they do. On the contrary, to love someone means to tell the truth about the bad things they are involved in and hope earnestly that they will grow and change. That said, such strivings for the souls of others do often risk lapsing into judging others instead of accepting them for who they are. So it is a fine line...and a puzzle. Maybe I am just lucky that I don't have to deal with Cheney on a personal basis, since it would be so challenging to deal in Christian love with someone involved in so many diabolical activities.
Dick Cheney is a waste of skin.
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