Public Faith

I noticed this article about presidents and faith, and it has me thinking.

In general and throughout American history, presidents—for the most self-protective reasons—not only avoid comments that might offend a vote of faith as sacrilegious, but also tend to exaggerate the depth of their personal religious conviction and practice. Richard Nixon, for instance, kept Reverend Billy Graham close at hand and started regular, well-publicized prayer services at the White House—even though, as the later record demonstrates, faith does not seem to have loomed large in his approach to presidential leadership.

What about the rest of us? How do we avoid comments that might offend? How do we exaggerate our religious convictions and practices?

Do you have a private and public faith that are different?  What are the differences?

 

See you tomorrow in the library–

Kit

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