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Partisan usually means pertaining to the parties. I didn't see anything that said vote Republican or Democrat. There are church-going members in each party. It seems like a call to religious people to intensify their prayers and communication with God. Looks Ok to me, but maybe I'm missing something.
This seems partisan to me even though it claims that it isn’t. Maybe I am wrong but I have my doubts.
Do you think it's one or the other? Why not both? I don't believe that God wants us to make ignorant, irrational decisions.
Is this really what our country needs or should we be looking at the issues and making an informed rational decision?
One party stands on the ridge to the right, the enemy glares at them from the left.
Originally posted by Miri08
This seems partisan to me as well.
Is this what we need right now? Will it help? Well people who believe in prayer, pray for all sorts of things - if they want to have 40 days of concentrated prayer and fasting, go for it. I don't personally believe it will change anything but if it helps them, great.
“Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth into battle — be Thou near them! With them — in spirit — we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended in the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames in summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it —
For our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimmage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!
We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.
Christians either by their not voting or by voting with their emotions in the last election put Barack Obama in the White House. I happen to believe personally, this is not Vision America, this is me speaking, I believe he is the worst president in the history of the country, I believe he is a dangerous president, and I believe America will not survive for more years under his leadership. I can’t imagine a Barack Obama unleashed without another election to face.
If American Christians continue to see that the culture wars as the primary way of shaping culture, they should expect to see their numbers decline and their influence wane. But if they wake up to our current reality and return to the foundations of their faith -- love, compassion, and a rigorous commitment to the "Gospel" story that drives them to faith in the first place -- the faith's best days may yet lie ahead.
Please don't do that. You have a good mind, you have your own life experiences and education. You are very valuable, and so is your opinion, if you reach it thoughtfully and with all the facts you can get.
If you say they are I will give them the benefit of doubt