Friday, November 7, 2008

As promised...

The post that sparked my ire if you will!

Thank you to Pretty Willie aka P Dub for posting his thoughts and allowing me to copy it here for you to read.

---I got a lot of responses from people saying they DIDNT vote for Obama because he is against the Bible and against God's word.How do you guys feel about that? Where do you think Obama stands on religion? How important are HIS religious beliefs to you and how you think he will run the country?To me, I think each man, including him had to ask God for their own religious convictions on the issues. I think he is a good Christian man with great values. But his job as president is not to take a stance and make people follow what HE believes. He is not the pastor of your church. He needs to take a stance that will work for ALL or most Americans regardless of religion. (we have freedom of religion in America) I think Bush and Palin and some of the other "more religous" based people separate others on the issued because they make things so "black and white" . Its their way or the highway based on what THEY BELIEVE the Bible says.Should a president really be doing that?For example Abortion, I wouldnt get one, and Obama doesnt want them, and we know the Bible says thou shalt not kill. BUT can we make a law to make everyone else follow what we believe? Thats why he calls it the RIGHT TO CHOOSE. I just dont believe in forcing my beliefs off on anyone else. Educating them is the key, not forcing them to believe what we believe.But then again, they say God is sending us over there to kill those innocent people in Iraq too huh? Maybe its ok because they are Muslim... remember thou shalt not kill... so it applies across the board!

3 comments:

Falwless said...

I am very much for firm separation of church and state. It should not be a political matter.

Angela said...

Obama and his family are members of a Christian church. Their denomination, the United Church of Christ, is the same one as my own church's! If anything, Obama's life has shown that he's has been a more faithful and devoted one than McCain's. McCain just philandered to get the Evangelical vote (same as Bush) without actually believing in it. I always thought, as early as 2007, when I watched his statements of his own faith, that it was quite sincere. Even if I wasn't a supporter of his then. In the last debate, it was VERY clear where Obama stood, whereas you can tell McCain was just "speaking" without actually believing in what he was saying. Is McCain even a member of a church? Does he even attend church?

Danielle Allen (author of "Talking With Strangers" -- a book that my EDTEP program has been studying extensively for the past two quarters) researched where all the false claims of him being Muslim came from, and it came from the conservative right. I don't understand why so much fear exists. If anything, times were scarier during the past 8 years until George Monkey Bush.

~E said...

Thanks Falwless and Angela! I really appreciate your comments. I just couldn't believe it when my "friend" sent me those messages.