Wednesday, November 08, 2006

It's the End of the World!

The Democrats have taken control of the House of Representative, and possibly the Senate. James Dobson has conditioned me to believe that this is the end of the world. Evangelicals have failed to make a Christian nation via politics. *sigh*

Whatever. I have no idea why people who apparently voted Republican a few years ago decided to vote Democratic. I have no idea why you vote the way you vote or even if you vote, but I'm about to sum up what I perceive to be the voting mentality of most Americans. At least, this is the mentality in the circles I'm in.

First, people I know, for the most part, are clueless about economics. I daresay that the average American can't even balance the few dollars that he has in his checkbook. The average American is in debt up to his eyeballs in credit card debt, paying out 20% interest because he's too greedy and ignorant to save for what he wants. Think of it; the average voter can't balance his own checkbook. Do you really think they understand a national economy? Not on your life. That means that the candidate with the best spin on the economy wins.

So, it's not the economy, stupid. It's the spin on the economy. And for you who worry about bull or bear markets because of your could have made wads more cash in real estate...maybe.

Here's what the average Christian voter looks at: Does this candidate support abortion or not? If they are pro-abortion, they lose the vote. It's simple. It's an issue the average Christian understands. It's far easier than following econonic chart graphs and projected budget deficits.

So here's the bottom line for me: The War on Terror is not my main concern. My main heartbreak is that another 1.25 million children will die in the womb this year because our nation is fanatically selfish and sinful.


St. Lee said...

I agree. One of my first thoughts this morning was that babies are in more danger because of the results of this election, and terrorists are in less danger. And I too would hold the issue of abortion as a much higher priority than the rest.

Jim said...

Exactly Brad, but if you thought abortion was bad wait until the sodomites get the right to raise children with all the priveleges of a heterosexual couple.

That is the close of Romans 1, which will make the debt issue look like a cake walk.

I say shame on any christian who voted for a pro-abortionist or pro-homosexual (IOW, a Democrat)

You can tick off other nations and still get by, but when a nation officially rejects God, watch out.

Anonymous said...

I think what your getting at is that the Republicans are guilty of these abortions even though they claim to be pro life. If this is where you are going, I totaly agree. I hate that evangelicals are swayed by someone mentioning the name Jesus, yet show no signs of being regenerate.

pilgrim said...

In Canada we often vote for one party so the other one doesn't get in--we vote for the party that scares us the least.

I don't do that--but a lot of people do.

Jonathan Moorhead said...

No one cares as long as you don't see the dead children on the evening news every night.

Lisa said...

A number of years ago I read an editorial in World magazine entitled "Single issue politics" or something to that effect. If I'm not mistaken, it was written by John Piper. I tore it out of the magazine and saved it, but I just went to look for it so I could offer some profound snippet here in my comment, but to no avail.

However, his point was the same as yours, making the argument that Christians ought not vote based on economics and their own wallet--we believe in a God who promises to meet our needs out of the riches of Jesus Christ! Rather than voting for economic and ultimately self-serving reasons, the author adamantly argued Christians are to vote their moral values, namely, in his opinion, a single moral issue: abortion.

"Fanatically selfish and sinful", an apt description of our culture to be sure. I'm afraid it may describe some of "Christian" culture as well.