Faith In The Future Posted on January 21, 2013 by Editor (Retired) On the second inaugural of President Barack Obama God bless America God bless the president Keep the faith! Share this post with friends and family.FacebookTwitterRedditPinterestEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
I’ve never been much inclined to faith. Whenever someone told me to have faith, I could usually see their hands creeping toward my pocket, or whatever was the equivalent in a given transaction.
But I’m pretty chuffed that a black guy who groks the concept of a social contract just got sworn in for the second time, in this nation of fairly self-centered people who act jarred when anyone but a white guy is in charge. I mean, I’m as pale as they make them, but let’s mix things up a little here.
Yup, I’ve come to the point where I have about the same understanding of the word “faith” as you do. It requires a willing suspension of disbelief, which is an individual choice, I suppose. The “willing suspension” doesn’t come as naturally as it once did.
I say “Keep the faith!” in the hopeful and steadfast tradition of the labor movement and the civil rights movement.