I was just unfriended on Facebook by a Christian Republican acquaintance who insists that he will be morally compromising himself if he votes for a Democrat. Evidently, I outraged him when I insisted that he was just as morally compromised when he votes Republican, or for a “non-politician,” like Donald Trump, for example. I guess the cognitive dissonance was just too much for his Christian brain to meditate upon and mull over because he silenced me before he could begin thinking too deeply. Not to worry though, I suspect his brain will continue to grill him on the utter hypocrisy he’s subscribing to in order to rationalize a vote for Trump.
I tried several comments to attempt to show him that God doesn’t approve of the way that Republican candidates view the destruction of our planet to achieve more oil, minerals, etc., or the plight of our declining habitats for wildlife, the destruction of much of our animal life, and sea life. I tried to explain that same sex marriage and abortion are not the only things that piss God off.
Yes, I was blunt about it and I didn’t attempt to mince words because I’m tired of doing that. I hear that the country appears to be enjoying Donald Trump’s “tell it like it is” style, so I bluntly offered this man the same. Now I’m unfriended and blocked. lol. So much for speaking one’s mind.
Conservative Christians don’t like anything that convicts them internally. They especially don’t like being called on their hypocrisy. Telling a conservative Christian that they only appear to care about a baby before it comes out of the womb irritates and even enrages them, even though it’s complete truth! Heaven forbid that some of their tax dollars might go to Head Start to feed that same young child later in life, or that the kid might get free healthcare through Medicaid.
“Oh no. We can’t have that” they say. “Teach a man to fish, don’t give him the fish; that encourages entitlement!’
Never mind that Jesus fed and healed everybody without making them pass a drug test or provide proof of health insurance. God doesn’t change. You think He changed on that?
Christians seem to want to have their cake and eat it too.
Do you really believe you can actually vote for Donald Trump as a Christian and rationalize that as something Jesus approves of? Give me a freaking break! Just his stance on immigration alone is against Christ.
Frankly, if you vote at all, there’s not a candidate one who is going to come close to Christ-like! So what’s the point, you ask?
The point is, let’s get honest. The Republican party is no more an example of Jesus than any other party or politician or non-politician. We are living in a terrifically sinful, morally-barren world that is fallen and cannot get up. Please, please quit trying to act like you’re taking the high road by a planned vote for Trump or anybody else, for that matter; you’re compromising your morals as far as Jesus is concerned, if you actually really have any.
Look. Read the bible. Really read that book!
Jesus said a lot of things in there about the poor, the hungry, the sick, prisoners, immigrants, illegal or otherwise, the planet, and how we are to treat animals and others. Don’t pretend for a second that you’ve found a candidate who is living and breathing who is even close to what God/Jesus approves of.
Voting Republican is not “the high road.” You’re compromising your morality and if you don’t agree with me, you may not comprehend “morality” at all, which is probably pretty likely, frankly.