It is far easier for us as a nation to say we are exceptional, than it is for us to act in an exceptional manner.
To the ultra-right wing religious conservatives I simply say: Re-read the Sermon on the Mount.
“And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”
<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen
- The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (brakeman1.wordpress.com)
- The Sermon on the Mount – Jamie Arpin Ricci (godspace.wordpress.com)
- ‘American Exceptionalism’ is still politically profitable. (thewesternexperience.com)
- American exceptionalism fading as a concept? (cbsnews.com)
- Pew Research Poll finds #AmericanExceptionalism is on the Decline… (foleysfolly.com)
- Belief in American Exceptionalism Waning, Poll Finds (blogs.wsj.com)
- The Decline of American Exceptionalism (theroot.com)
- ‘Exceptionalism’ Argument May Prove Potent for Republicans (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Matthew 6-7 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
- How to read Jesus (johnmeunier.wordpress.com)