Headed to Washington
I'm on my way to Washington DC tomorrow for the Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference. It's definately time for an alternative to the Religious Right, so that godly people don't feel they have only one alternative: The Republicans. I have some reservations about the NSP's organization and some of it's planks, but, then again, what political group do I not have some reservations about? The Democrats? No way. The Greens? Nope. The Socialist Part of America? Definately not.
At some point you just have to say, this is better than the existent choices and so I'm going to support it, even though I don't like everything about it. With the Progressive Muslim Union, it has surprised me how many people are not willing to compromise, even a small amount. It seems like they would rather have the status quo -- where Muslims are being represented solely by the hyper conservative and the moderately conservative -- than compromise and help bring a different voice to the stage, even if it isn't a perfect voice.
I guess that sums up the problems of the world in a nutshell, doesn't it? War is created by people who are not willing to compromise. Corporate greed is fueled by an uncompromising fixation on profits at all costs.
I think I need to start teaching my kids more about compromising...