Deciding When to Call Evil by Its Name



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Please help me put your position in perspective...

Ms. Astle, Please post for us your Holy Righteous Indignation following these "evils":
1) 9/11
2) Five police being murdered in Dallas and BLM et al
3) Around 30 Californians murdered by two immigrants days after being given a party by that group
4) A dozen New York City joggers being run over by a jihadist
5) Paris night club terrorism. How many dead?
I'm just curious if your frustrations over needless, inexcusable murders meet or exceed your frustrations over a politician with whom your liberalism clashes...

Reese more than 3 years ago

No litmus test

Dear Reese, I'm not going to engage in a tit-for-tat litmus test with you. I've commented on various ways in the past on the incidents you cite, at least one of which occurred before United Methodist Insight existed. Suffice it to say that I've stated my case, with which you're welcome to disagree as you have. -- Cynthia Astle

cynthiaadmin (United Methodist Insight) more than 3 years ago

Was tonight's SOTU "evil"?

Black and Hispanic unemployment at record lows, support for our economy and infrastructure priorities, full commitment to protect Americans, etc... So, with your expertise in what is evil, what was evil tonight by Trump?

Reese more than 3 years ago

Give it up

Give it up, Reese. I refuse to be baited.

cynthiaadmin (United Methodist Insight) more than 3 years ago


Trump cannot honestly claim to have created the policies leading to the results you quoted. It takes years for macro economic policies to show significant results in a huge country like the USA. The results you quoted are the results of President Obama's policies - and by the way, Obama inerited the worst depression in 80 years.

Trump's own destructive policies will become evident years from now - when coastal areas are damaged from drilling; when the world is ahead of the USA in renewal energy technology as we pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord; when Trans-Pacific Partnership countries trade less and less with the USA; when Russia continues to hack our elections and destabilize our democracy because Trump denies it; and when corporate greed increases, leading to another depression. It's a long list, but I don't expect you to accept this truth, anyway.

Merlin Gentry more than 3 years ago

Bishop Lewis statement

Where can we find bishop Lewis statement?

Larry Norman more than 3 years ago


Bishop Lewis' statement has been removed from the website.

cynthiaadmin (United Methodist Insight) more than 3 years ago

Resist Evil and Injustice

The items mentioned by Kevin in the comment below affirm the greed that is evident in the United States that disregards the unacceptable poverty of the rest of the world. Too many do not see the evil of saying, "I'm doing great. Too bad about you."

Karen Bueno more than 3 years ago


Consumer confidence up, stock market up, GDP growth up, unemployment down, companies bringing a trillion dollars back into this country giving our economy an even bigger boost. If that is evil then give me more of it. Trump has my vote in 2020.

Kevin more than 3 years ago

Good Economy Not a measure of Good

Jesus said, "life is not measured by the abundance of things you have . . . if you gain the whole world but lose your self, with what will you repurchase yourself . . . sell everything you have and give it to the poor, then you will have life."

Jim more than 3 years ago

Calling Evil by Its Name

Kevin...You forgot "the trains are running on time, too". Oh, sorry, that's not a strictly economic metric. But then, neither are human rights, dignity, peace, compassion social justice...oh, and patience, gentleness, modesty, self-control, kindness, generosity, etc.

jim more than 3 years ago

Revelation 18

When Babylon falls, the merchants will mourn (see Revelation 18). Choosing political leaders based on the stock market ---while ignoring racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist policies--- falls far short of our calling to "resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves" (UM baptismal vow).

Diane more than 3 years ago

Who Gets the Credit?

Trump was handed a booming economy by President Obama, who himself inherited the worst recession in several generations. You have to be exceedingly incompetent not to succeed if you inherit a booming economy. A new president cannot honestly claim credit or accept blame for the economy within one year. That credit or blame belongs to the predecessor. This is the fact, but I understand that you may not like it.

Merlin Gentry more than 3 years ago