A Little Disappointed in My Generation…

5 Jan

So if you know me (and most of you don’t) you know that I am anything but conservative in my politics…You also know I hate large mindless voting blocks (read evangelical republicans and African American democrats) who don’t really think, they just follow the masses and vote for who ever their leaders tell them to vote for. That said I can not at all get into all the love other Christ followers are showing Obama. I mean I love to hear the guy speak and wish I could vote for him, but this is a guy who supports partial birth abortion. I know, by the way, that abortion is not the only issue, but it is still an issue. I love the fact that young evangelicals are waking up to other social issues…we need too! But that does not mean that we abandon other postions where by some political fluke we happened to be right, and I find it hard to make a compelling argument for abortion from a Biblical position. To me this is a civil rights issue, unborn children need to be protected.

Right now I love Huckabee, especially when I hear people whine about how he is not really conservative…To which I say exactly!

On another note it disappoints me to hear all the racist rhetoric about immigration. Most of you got here somehow…and it was not because your family line began here on American soil…beyond that if you are a Christ follower, i think you have an obligation to put people before country. To me this is a justice issue. It makes me sad to hear Tom Tancredo and his ilk spouting stuff that sounds like it could come from the Klan. I think this country is becoming increasingly polarized and it is acceptable to say all kinds of racist things about Latinos and Hispanics and pretend like it is OK…it isn’t. In fact if we are to be the people of God then we are called above all else to be a people of reconciliation.

Oh well just late night rambling….

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5 Responses to “A Little Disappointed in My Generation…”

  1. beckystewart January 5, 2008 at 11:05 pm #

    My dad told me that he heard a conservative, Republican radio host say that Huckabee is a conservative socialist. Considering the source, I would have to take that as a good thing. I’ll still have to do a little more research before the Indiana primary, but I like him better than I like anyone else at this point. And, as for the rest of the post, I say “word.”

  2. Vern Hyndman January 7, 2008 at 10:14 am #

    I think that the unborn need to be protected too… and I think we’re fooling ourselves if we think that legislation and politics is the way to do it. It’s amazing to me how the church so easily buys off on politics being the answer.
    We can be WAY more creative in how we tackle the vexing issues… maybe ONE way wouol dbe to have the American church stop putting the bulk of its resources into real estate, and invest in lives instead.

  3. poopemerges January 7, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    Your right Vern…Politics in not the only answer so we should elect the most pro-choice person available and give away free abortions until your singular solution works.

    Seriously Vernon I am not trying to be mean but is your log-o-meter broken, because your ability to even understand the crux of an argument rationally and logically seems to be left of center. This is the third post recently where you have proceeded to argue from your own misunderstanding of an issue.

    Just so we are clear:
    1. Politics is not the answer.
    2. The Gospel lived and incarnated is
    3. The Gospels tell us to render to Caesar what is his and obey the laws of the land
    4. We live in a democracy, therefore we have a limited say in those laws
    5. To not use that say to effect the laws in a way that is more in line with the Gospel would be failure to incarnate said Gospel.

    PS: I agree about property ownership for the most part but it is still waaaaayyyy off topic.

  4. thirtythousandpeople January 7, 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    I find myself very close to your thoughts on Obama and abortion. I really like the guy – he’s a great inspirational speaker, and unity seems like a good thing for our country right now – but being a voice for the voiceless unborn is too important.

  5. raquelamisto January 9, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    (I came here because poop emerges is the funniest damn thing I’ve heard all day.)

    I read Obama’s autobiography Dreams of my Father in ’95 (I love a good overcoming-odds book) and that’s when I discovered that he’s pretty lame and I wouldn’t be his friend. Read it?

    As to your actual point: I think it’s solid that you’re sticking to your morals and using your individual mind on this one. I’m watching the same thing go down on my side of the universe and I think it’s a joke (Oprah likes him?? Then I do too!!). But, as history has shown, 8 yrs rep, 8 yrs dem, 8 yrs rep, 8 yrs dem…

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