posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:34 AM
I never thought anyone would ask that questions to be honest.
But today I was accosted by a drive by Religio-Politico-Apocalyptic sales man.
From time to time I happen to listen to a Christian Radio station called "104.7 The Fish" which although is a "Christian Radio Station" has mostly
devotional music. I can't say I've ever heard anything remotely political on the station, which is why I don't mind having it on. Plus I got free
tickets from them once to a Mercy Me and Michael W Smith concert, which rocked. So I put one of their stickers on the back of my truck.
I also have an Obama sticker on the back of my truck.
I'm driving into work today (at around 10:30) and this guy in the passenger side of a white truck pulls up next to me and motions for me to roll down
my _ I do so, and expecting him to ask a question about how to get someplace in the area. Anyway he says to me,
"You listen to 104.7 the fish?"
"Yeah", I said
"And you support Obama?" He asked as he looked really perplexed.
"Yup!", I replied
"So, Pro Abortion, Pro Gay Rights?" He seemed to have already concluded that there was only one decision God was making this year.
"You know, when Jesus was around, there were many different political factions bent out of shape about one thing or another, and Jesus rebuked them
all in favor of compassion and rational thought.", I said a bit awkwardly as I was not expecting anything like this conversation.
He reaches down and brings out a DVD which he reaches across to give me, all the while I'm also stretching to take it from him (for what reason I'm
"I advertise on The Fish, here take a copy of my video, Jesus will be back soon and you will have to answer to him for your sins".
"Thanks!" I said with an almost automatic big smile.
As he drove off I tossed the video in the passenger side and said WTF?
The name of the video was "Epicenter" and he was one of the guys on the back of it. Evidently they had traveled to Jerusalem and wrote a book as
well as made a video about the coming apocalypse they are expecting.
OK, so after all of this weirdness, I never imagined that there were people who honestly believed that all Christians should vote one way on the
General Election. In retrospect, I would have said something more pithy like "Yeah, I believe in Free Will". But I'm flabbergasted that there are
fully grown and mature adults who believe this way.
What are y'alls thoughts on this?
[edit on 16-7-2008 by Quazga]