reply to post by semperfortis
Well everyone has a right to civil disobedience if they want to protest that way and face the consequences, but it's not something I'll be
participating in because this is dishonest and someone is hijacking my religion again. The conservatives in fact. That's why they're so quick to
bring up Obama and I don't want to here it.
I might be against certain things, so I don't do them, but when it comes to other people especially non-Christians I'm not to judge and am supposed
to turn the other cheek. Not force my ways on other people unless of course they wish to convert to God's way, but that's another story.
Of course this is all political. It has nothing to do with religion and these people know it. They are hijacking Jesus to attack Obama and that's
crap. Using the name of Jesus to make a political attack on someone is just about unforgivable.
These aren't religious leaders. These are conservative leaders in disguise who've propped themselves right up on a pedestal where they don't belong
and they care more about politics than they do God.
If God wants me to protest something then he can come down here and tell me himself. I don't need a bunch of pretenders in night gowns telling me
what to do.
Not like I like Obama's politics much either, but this is just TPTB using religion to politically attack a political opponent and if they want to do
that, they can do it without me. I don't see any turning of the cheek going on from their part. Just because I believe in Jesus doesn't mean I'm
too stupid to see what they're doing.
They want people to commit civil disobedience? Why? Because they don't have the power to do something about their problems so they need backup?
I can understand them not supporting abortion, even though the Bible doesn't really say anything about abortion, but to attack Obama? Why? Because
they think a conservative would do better?
They want to blame Obama for abortion, the divorce rates, infidelity, and child birth out of wedlock? Come on? Really?
Hmm, last I checked we've had conservatives in power before. In fact we've had a few Bushes and a Reagan and once upon a time the Republicans even
had a majority!
Even though all the conservatives run on these issues time and time again, and promised the people over and over they'll fix these "problems", what
have they done again?
The reps had the power. Did they ban abortion even though they promised they would time and time again? Nope. Bush promised and even got RE-ELECTED
and still couldn't do it? What, can't he get it done?
Well how long was he planning on waiting? How long do they want me to keep voting rep over and over and over to see no results?
Did they ban infidelity? Did they outlaw unwed mothers and pre-martial sex? (not that I would, but that's not my point) What did they do? NOTHING!
They were all re-elected time and time again and did NOTHING about these issues!
And now, NOW that they're out of power and can do even more nothing they want me to help? I have no power? They want to come in and say hey YOU, yeah
YOU, you need to protest!
I need to protest? Protest what? For their agenda? So they can get more power while I still sit here underemployed?
I have no power. The conservatives could have changed everything with a swipe of a pen when they had a majority, but instead they started a war and
blew every fake dime we had and didn't do one thing about the "issues" so important to them when they had a chance, and now that they've blown it
they come back on me and say hey buddy, it's all Obama's fault and whatcha gonna do about it? Seriously? Really?
What am I gonna do about? I'll tell you what I'm going to do about it! I'm gonna vote for Obama again!
I might not support abortion and infidelity, but since the conservatives say they'll do something about it and don't even after they serve multiple
terms, well at least Obama is honest. He'll tell you right to your face he supports abortion.
I might not agree with him all the time, but at least I know where Obama stands!
When the church "leaders" actually finds someone in politics that'll do what they say, then they can talk to me about politics and Obama.
[edit on 23-11-2009 by tinfoilman]
[edit on 23-11-2009 by tinfoilman]