Last night a candlelight vigil was held here in Ashland in response to the rioting in Charlottesville.
I continue to find our modern forms of worship intriguing. Candle lighting is a great sacrament of the postmodern/existential philosophy. It adds that romantic & sentimental feel to a gathering that adds to the gush of the momentary "religious experience."
Whatever may be the motive for using candles, I appreciate the fact that there were a number of people in Ashland interested in standing against violence. That there were people bold enough to join together to declare their belief in the value of human life and express that it is important to protect and defend the innocent is highly commendable.
For this reason I am have every hope that those who arranged the vigil and the participants will give their hearty support to the local pregnancy center and do everything they can to appear at their life rallies. If the violence committed in Charllottesville is thought to be so vile, surely they will be even more dutiful in their outcry against the manifold atrocities perpetrated against the unborn in our area/nation.
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