i've never really given much thought to it before, but i couldn't help but think of xtianity & those called to the way & how they would fair on such a grid. as much as we'd like to look @ how we've progressed in order to be relevant, (we've even got our own magazine on the subject), i think that most would rather see how far we don't fit in as a warped badge of merit. what a tremendously difficult task it is to remain in the world, but not of it.
some understand the static balance that it takes to be salt & light, while others remain secluded in safety. others over step their bounds & lose all sense of flavor & illumination or look for justification to do as they please. either way, whether it be too far or not far enough leaves our world & culture the worse for it.
just as in david's time, an army is being assembled for the battle that rages all around. mighty men of valor who know what to do & are willing to do so are called to step forward. ignorance isn't bliss & to know what to do & not is no longer an option.
men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do...