Monday, August 27, 2007

Amazing Grace

I went and saw Amazing Grace on Friday and I recommend it to everyone. It was an inspiration film and showed what politics should really be about - issues that affect people, not useless mud slinging. It certainly made me question my political allegiances, but I came to conclusion I can be right wing AND have a heart.

Amazing Grace, the hymn has always been significant to me, and after seeing this movie it has even more meaning to it:

Amazing Grace (How sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snare,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall profess, within the vail,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be for ever mine.


Anonymous said...

It's not hard to be right wing and have a heart, all you have to realise is this:

"The government does not have money of its own, just that which it takes from others."

Once you realise that (and it never ceases to amaze me how long it takes some), you are back to a very difficult question of when, if ever, it is right to override peoples' natural actions with force.

People who think the left has more 'heart' are distinguished not by their greater care for the recipients of money taken from others, any more than their lack of attention to or compassion for those others.

Heine said...

People have heart all over the spectrum. To assume somebody votes National or ACT has no heart is actually showing yourself to have no brain :) (vice versa for the right) Every person who gets involved in politics has peoples best interests in mind.