Thoughts

I posted the following on a blog as a comment, and thought I would share::

On the other topic about being a Christian and voting for Obama. It is because I am a Christian I am voting for Obama. He is a devout Christian (read the interview with him by Cathleen Falsani from 2004 to get a real insight), and his policies best exemplify the commands found in the Sermon on the mount. His policies talk about clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor. If the society at large is not doing it it is the role of the government to take the lead.

 

Having worked on his 2004 Senate campaign I can tell you this is the same man I met then. Sincere. Honest. And deeply spiritual. Issues of life and war and economy are very important to me.

 

I am pro-choice. This does not make me pro-abortion; however, it drives me to seek and work for ways to reduce and eliminate the need for abortions. They will happen whether they are legal or not, so in the mean time I want to keep them safe, regulated, and rare.

War is the ultimate life issue. We need to care for and respect human life not just before birth but beyond. War is the most anti-life decision there is, and is to be avoided at all costs.

By ensuring a good economy we are de-facto helping with the previous two items. When people work, they are less likely to do things that would cause trouble. When people work, they are able to help fund programs that help those in need.

I know who I am voting for and why. I pray people research, learn, dig, and vote their consciences. That is all I can ask.

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4 responses to “Thoughts

  • Sandra1

    There have been over 80 million recorded abortions since Roe v Wade. That is 80 million plus hearts that were stopped delibrately, without care or concern for the life taken, only for the life that remained. Many of those decision-makers have had more than one abortion. Many of those potential lives in the making were viable and were left to die in waste baskets, soiled linen rooms, or worse. Yes, we do have a choice. It comes before an innocent life is formed and the heart tissue can be seen beating. That choice is to learn to control our actions as with everything we do it life… what we do directly or indirectly affects others… and in this case an innocent child who cannot speak for themselves. For those who have been raped, nothing dictates that you keep this child, but humane considerations for life says that child conceived in an act of horror is not responsible for the actions of the man who defiled the woman and has the right to life.

    I question anyone who supports the murder of innocent lives while shouting he or she is Christian. This is a contradiction and you are fooling yourself if you believe that Christ would support this vile act on children for any reason.

    As to helping the poor and those in need, that is what Christians are suppose to be doing all the time, not our government. Our government is supposed to be a limited government not one with fingers in our homes, our marriages, our religion, our financial institutions, our schools, or our medical needs to name but a few.

    As to war… you need to go back and read your scriptures very carefully from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22:21. Amen “War is the most anti-life decision there is, and is to be avoided at all costs.” Perhaps you missed the several parts of the King James Bible that speak of the ordered death of entire peoples by God.

    “When people work, they are able to help fund programs that help those in need.” When people work… to quote your phrase there is no need to extend them great help. There are literally thousands across this nation who have received disability passes from their doctors because they can no longer do their jobs and they sit and let you and I and the other millions of taxpayers support them. Have you ever heard of re-training, many have and are now working to support themselves and their families. Others simply sit, work the systems and let you fund their needs while raising future welfare recepients. I do not support the government give-away programs that will cripple this nation and make us all dependent on government. In most educated societies that is called Marxism or Socialism.

  • celticwander

    I do not support abortion, and I do not think Jesus condones it. This is an issue that will never be solved in our life time. Legislation will not end it, only make sure it will continue illegally and unsafely. I fight and work for ways to prevent the need. Teaching the consequences of underage and uncontrolled sex is one of the ways to do that. It is a more complicated issue than either side is willing to admit. As a Christian it is my responsibility to work to make sure the need for them is eliminated. I pray I am going about this in the most Christian way.

    Yes, Christians are supposed to help the poor. But not all do, and not everyone in our society is Christian. If our government is supposed to be limited why are there those in it who claim that, yet want to legislate the very things you state they should be out of. Trying to say who can and can not get married; reading this blog because I speak out against it from time to time; bailing out failed banks; creating unfunded mandates for our ed. system. Government is there to ensure that those who are the weakest are to be treated the same as those with the most. It fails, but that is its mandate.

    War is in the bible, yes, but the Grace of the risen Christ goes beyond that. The God I believe in and incarnated in Christ moved beyond the need for war. We are called to exemplify Christ, and war is not doing that.

    When people work, they better society. Through taxes and through education. My dad was disabled and was never able to go back to work. Retraining would not have helped him. He was far from a lazy welfare grubbing slug. His disability payments helped feed us. I have friends who are working or were working in the education field, and they were not making enough and qualified for WIC, this helped them feed their family.
    This is not a redistribution of wealth, but government attempting to help the general welfare of its citizens.

  • Richard Beasley

    From: Dr. John Tisdale
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dear Friends,

    As I was listening to a news program last night, I watched in horror as Barack Obama made the statement with pride. . .”we are no longer a Christian nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, . . .” As with so many other statements I’ve heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I’d see the day that I’d hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right for our nation to be a Christian nation–and to have this man say with pride that we are no longer that. How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be.

    I hope that each of you will do what I’m doing now–send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your email list. With God’s help, and He is still in control of this nation and all else

    Your comment above in red is just a bunch of HORSE CRAP!!!! Our forefathers fought & died for Our freedom & not to B a Christian nation. LOOK IT UP. They believed in a deity but didn’t know what to do with it. They were Humanist. People like U spreading this kind of stuff should B off the internet. I think U just hate Blacks…………….
    Ritabe

  • celticwander

    Richard…I don’t know if you are commenting to me or whom, but I said what you are saying…See Fed Up post

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