Friday, January 04, 2008

Why I Am NOT Voting With The 'Christian' Right

Obama and Huckabee.

Who'd 'a thought THAT six months ago? Voicing that prediction would have gotten you committed faster than Lindsey Lohan or Britney Spears into some serious 'political thought rehab'.

Here we go with the 'evangelical thing' again. How the Christians have to 'take back' the world and society for God.

Well if we really believe that we are truly, "ONE NATION UNDER GOD", then we are assuming ourselves to be UNDER the protection of God, that He is active and in control. So then if we as Christians really believe that then why do we waste so much time trying to have dominion over a society and country that we already don't have dominion over because we are under God. I personally can not possibly imagine me being able to thwart the will or providence of God.

Hey I am all for doing good a matter of fact I am all for everyone doing good works. It really is a 'one another world' we live in. There isn't anyone I know, christian or atheist that would not agree that it is good to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. As a matter of fact..the atheists I know treat me a heck of a lot better than some of the more 'religious' people I know. Hmmmmmm.

Back to the topic.....the business of the church is to preach the gospel. I have heard the gospel and the more I hear of it...the more I reject the notion that the christian right should speak for me, tell me how to think and tell me how to vote. The business of any Christ or God minded person should be:

To do justice, to love mercy and walk humbly with your God; and love your neighbor as yourself. Frankly, being the person I takes up most of my time just living by those words.

Yes my country is important to me, and I am going to vote for the person who in my mind, will do what he is called to do, what he swears to do, with his hand on a Bible, and that is: Defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

We live in a country where it is important that ALL citizens are treated as being equal, where ALL citizens are free to achieve as much as they desire to, and where all citizens when not able to care for themselves can count on a system of justice and equality to provide for them.

I am voting for Barak Obama.


mary said...

I like that Obama is firm in his belief and actually acts like a Christian, rather than talking it. I also like that he knows all citizens have rights to worship their own gods/goddesses or none at all.

To Muslims across the seas, we look like Christian radical terrorists. I know Muslims from Indonesia. As a whole they behave more Christian then many Christians I know. Sad that they have been suffering due to citizen ignorance led by our current admin.

Reminds me of the US Black Muslims and Malcolm X "we did not bomb any churches". Feel like we, the people, have not moved a day forward since the 1950s or took a giant step backwards. (not you or me personally, just the many vocal ones)

Frogspond said...

Most "Christians" I know would make sure that Jesus is persecuted the instant he opened his mouth.

Because things like love and justice do not matter to the majority of so called "Christians." They may call themselves followers of Christ but they are NOT followers of Jesus.

Unfortunately verses like "do unto others" and "Test the spirits" have been minimized or completely ignored in most churches today. People are spoon fed whatever the "preacher" wants them to think/feel/believe and are actively discoraged from thinking for themselves.

The irony is, stuff similar to this ended up with a few pieces of paper nailed to a church door about 400 years ago...