I was reading through some various blogs about the aftermath of the election when I stumbled across this blog that made me so mad, I had to promise myself that I would not post this until a few hours later; I wanted to make sure I was cooled off to edit before posting a response.
I can’t share with you directly the various parts of the blog that angered me, but suffice it to say, check out numbers 6,7,8, 9, and 10.
Talk about ticking me off!!
I don’t want to get into legal trouble copying and pasting any part of a blog without permission, so just have a look at the blog in question and judge for yourself.
Paraphrasing what I read into a nutshell, the gentleman writing the offensive material doesn’t understand how any born-again, evangelical Christian could vote for President Obama, instead of the “pro-life, pro-marriage candidate.” He proceeds to state that he believes the real Christians (apparently) need to school those of us who have gone so far astray — because it is our fault that Governor Mitt Romney wasn’t elected. You see, we’re not real Christians, and we need proper teaching by the church and our pastor so that we start voting to elect biblical candidates who stand for the bible and the church.
Well, there we go again … two out of three of the primary worst sins that the right always scream about, (abortion, gay marriage, and Israel), seem to be the culprit yet again. Can we say “beat on a dead horse?”
While the dead horse is being beaten, I’ll try to keep my cool internally and simply say once again that I just can’t believe the blinders on these people who think like this. How on earth do these Christian folks think that the sin they are engaging in, in their blind self-righteousness, is one whit better than these three sins that they keep harping on?
Do they not grasp that God clearly said in His word:
- Do not kill
- Do not lie
- Do not steal
- Do not make an idol out of money
- Do not treat the poor badly; instead share what you have with them
- That forgiveness you show others is how you’ll be forgiven — or in other words, exhibit mercy.
- Be good stewards of the earth
- Do not commit adultery
How do those who consider themselves to be part of the religious right justify killing men and women through unnecessary war for profit? How do they justify invading other countries and stealing their oil or land? How do they justify murdering in cold blood mentally ill and disturbed men and women through capital punishment if they claim to be so “pro-life?” What about the blood on their hands through supporting unnecessary war and the murdering of people via the state, whose murder they supported in their “eye for an eye” rage?
What about the way that these good Christian folk worship the almighty dollar? The whole of the Republican party is built around this worship of Mammon and it’s ugly, really ugly. How about the many times some of these Christians have remarried, thus committing adultery? Ooops…
How do good Christians justify not sharing what they have with others so that others can have health care? Why aren’t they willing or able to gladly pay their taxes so that the poor, elderly, infirmed, and disabled don’t starve to death? It’s akin to the tithe, in my personal opinion.
How do they justify “an eye for an eye” when Jesus told us that the two most important commandments were to love God with all of one’s heart and one’s mind, and to love they neighbor as thy self? How do these Christian people justify what they are doing to our earth, to the environment, to nature, and our wildlife through their greed and love of money?
These oh-so-fine Christians lecture us about abortion but they don’t care if an unwanted baby is able to eat or survive once it’s out of the womb! They don’t care if the same child grows up abused by its drug-addicted mother and is abandoned to the system. How many of these unwanted kids have they adopted? They don’t have anymore mercy for the woman struggling on her own to raise these unwanted children. All they can appear to do is bitch about how much she is costing them!
Yet these good Christians can fuss about gay marriage and homosexuality but say next to nothing about the millions of Christian men and women who are regularly surfing internet pornography on their home computers every single night, or having adultery with their neighbor’s wife in church; (this is called “LUST” by the way, in case the sin doesn’t spring immediately to mind).
Don’t these individuals have enough of their own sin to study on instead of worrying about how I vote?
Jesus had a word or two for these arrogant, allegedly good Christian people:
“Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.” – Matt 23:24
The arrogance of one Christian to peer at another Christian and tell them that they aren’t really Christian because they voted for one sinner over the other, that because in their holier-than-thou opinion, one candidate’s platform of sin is worse than the other! Is this not the craziest thing you’ve ever read or heard? I can’t even believe it. It sickens me, frankly. I have little to no respect for this kind of idiocy.
Sin is sin, people. God finds telling lies to be an abomination! Seems both of these candidates were doing plenty of that this election season and none of these good Christians had much of a problem with lying, that I read.
I wonder what Jesus thought about the Pharisees. Seriously, do you think God was impressed with their “holiness?” They didn’t recognize where they were guilty of probably worse sin than what they kept yapping about as if they were some model of godly purity. Sounds like these same good Christians to me.
Yes, six point four million self-described “evangelicals” did vote for Obama and I’m very glad that they did. These “professing Christians” put Obama back into office. Yes, we did, and I have no doubt that we will do so again with the next Democrat if the religious right Republicans don’t change their tune and get a clue before the next election!
(This was “righteous anger” expressed here in this post, if you’re wondering; I don’t expect any likes on it).
- Yes We Can (be Christians and vote Democratically) (corbinlambeth.wordpress.com)
- The Religious Wrong! (lifeofafemalebiblewarrior.wordpress.com)
- Conservative Christians Conveniently Ignore All the Pro-Choice Passages in the Bible (jezebel.com)
- The Hypocrisy of the Bible Thumpers (themoderatevoice.com)
- My Take: Counting the Bible’s words doesn’t yield a Republican Jesus (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
- What’s next for religious conservatives? – Articles (religionnews.com)
- The conflict (pjgracecommunity.wordpress.com)