Friday, March 28, 2003

Believer's Business Directory

In the mail today I received an unsolicited copy of the Greater Dallas "Believer's Business Directory". Believe in what?, I thought to myself. On the cover was the familiar Yellow Pages walking fingers logo and below it in small letters were the words "A Guide to Christian Professionals, Businesses and Ministries". "Let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." - Galations 6:10"

The publisher, Todd Tomasella, encourages Christians to buy from Christians. The phone directory includes ads for everything from accountants to travel agencies. I suppose encouraging religious groups to buy from others of the same faith is OK but I worry that we are becoming too divided along religious lines. If we start voting only for those who go to our church or mosque and buying only from those who worship the same way we do this does not bode well for the future. There's enough divisiveness in the world.

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