Q: Father, please report on your fast from politics? How's it all going?
A: HA! Never thought of it as a "political fast," but I suppose that's what it is. To be more specific, I'm fasting from discussing politics, meaning I'm keeping up with what's going on but boycotting a scripted role in the faux drama.
Several noteworthy changes:
1). I feel much less aggravated, annoyed. . .much more at peace with the fact that God is in charge.
2). Boycotting the horse race elements of the campaign has freed me to pay more attention to substance.
3). The longer I'm in Script Detox, the sillier the whole political process appears.
4). Script Detox also makes the differences btw the candidates and parties seem easier to spot.
5). And at the same time, the embarrassing similarities are more obvious.
6). None of my basic political views have changed, but my perspective on the process we use to select our leaders has become even more cynical. Well, not the process itself but what we've allowed to happen to the process.