Well, I guess it’s time to tell you all what I’ve been thinking over the last month or so, politically-speaking. I watched both of the party conventions and I’m going to share with you what I observed. I’m eagerly awaiting the debates, but I think it’s important to share my overall feelings about who I’m going to vote for based on what’s been said so far and the conventions.
My opinion right now is that I see very little present within the Republican platform that is Christ-like. I see a lot of talk that tries to appear godly, but there is nothing godly to back that talk up. There is little respect or love for the poor, sick, disabled, elderly, or for the poverty-stricken unemployed who are desperately struggling, along with families/children.
There appears to be a love of war and killing, or constantly engaging in war, over what is best for the citizenship of America. The desire to spend billions and billions on defense and war at the expense of starving families and American children who are living in tents appalls me. Instead of attempting to embrace all countries and show respect, we are way too quick and eager to war and kill.
There is a love of punitive capital punishment of our most mentally ill citizenry, of killing people instead of rehabilitating them, of murdering them, instead of offering forgiveness and trying to help them overcome their bad environment and/or brutal, unfortunate upbringing; in other words, there is no mercy.
There is no love for this planet; there is only raping and pillaging it for its resources in a completely self centered way. There is no caring for for the animals who reside on it, nor a desire to share it with those animals and wildlife who inhabit it. There is a consistent greediness and a determination to plunder and ravage it without conscience.
I also don’t see a love for one’s fellow Americans; I see a love for numero uno encouraged, a love for self, for thinking about me, me, me. I see all of this coming from the Republican party and I don’t see a Christ-likeness like they preach; instead I see pure selfishness.
I see negativity and little team spirit. I see phoniness. I see lies; I see hypocrisy of the worst kind, but primarily, I see a great love of money, to the point that they have made an idol out of it.
For these reasons, I find myself being more drawn to the Democratic side of the aisle this November as the choice for this American Christian. Certainly the Democrats have their flaws too, and yes, I know the Democrats are not even allegedly the religious party, but when the so-called “religious” party is not anything even close to what Christ is/was like, what can one do?
I see a lot more of Jesus Christ and what He taught within the Democratic party and platform, whether they initially left God and Jerusalem out of it or not. They may not be talking the talk, but they are most definitely walking the walk, biblically-speaking. Of course, they do have their problems with abortion, certainly, and this is deplorable. They also lack biblically in some specific areas of morality and tradition in their attempts at redefining marriage, but what they don’t lack is the true expression of the concept of LOVE.
Yes, love…that corny little word that we often toss around so carelessly.
The Democratic party is inclusive. It’s about changing the world for the better together. Everyone is invited. No one is being ousted or left behind and they appear to truly signify this brotherly love, through supporting one another and those who struggle. They offer positivity, hope, belief, and the good feeling of sharing the journey with one another in this love, no matter the color of one’s skin, one’s culture, class, etc. Their platform and the way that they verbalize what they stand for just feels more Christ-like to me. The way that their leaders vote is more Christ-like.
There is a love of the planet within the Democratic party, and a spirit of forgiveness and desire to help those who are mentally impaired. I see genuine love for one another as Christ witnessed to us that we should have for one another. He stated that this was as important as loving God with all of our hearts.
This being said, I hope I don’t lose any of you who are following me, who read me regularly, because of what I’m feeling. I wasn’t going to write about this because I became worried that the friends and acquaintances I’ve made here at WordPress since I started this blog might be angry at me. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to vote for Obama and the Democrats. Perhaps many of the conservative Christians I’ve grown to love here and respect so deeply may not like me anymore; I just don’t know. It has been worrying me, to tell you the truth.
I’ve now realized, though, that I can’t hide who I really am internally from anyone with whom I regularly share my thoughts. And I have shared some very deep thoughts with those of you who read me. I have to be able to really be me and be honest with all of you. Anyway, I do hope you’ll stand by me even if we differ politically. I hope you’ll continue to read me. I respect your right to your opinions and thoughts, even if they disagree with mine, and I hope you can do the same.
May God bless our beautiful country and each one of us, and I really do appreciate those of you who have taken out time to read what I’ve put out here all these months. Thank you.
- The Democrats’ Love/Hate Relationship with God (thecynicalchristian.blogspot.com)
- Sunday Night Journal – September 9, 2012 (lightondarkwater.typepad.com)
- God, the Democrats & because the platform tells me so (ethoshift.wordpress.com)
- Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party (itmakessenseblog.com)
- Now It’s Biblical: ‘Obama 3:16′ at Dnc (judgementofamerica.wordpress.com)