Decisions

This is why many religious people voted for the EX-president.

In spite of what the news calls immorality and lying, they voted for him.

They wanted someone on their side, to appoint people that would reflect their views, to turn the tide against secular views of morality.

The problem though is that not everyone believes the way a conservative Christian does. We are a nation of many faiths, ethnic groups and viewpoints. Only 30% of our people wanted this decision.

I recently heard a pastor put it this way: We now have two different views of what Christianity is. One says our views are important, and you need to adhere to them too. The other says I have faith, I’m a Christian, but I don’t have the right to control you’re body. And I shouldn’t.

And if you want to adhere to the view of what our founding fathers thought, think again. Many were deists. I’ll let you look that up. Then of course there was slavery.

Normally the Supreme Court goes through a series of opinions and negotiates an outcome. That didn’t happen this time. Extremists on the court pushed the decision through simply because they had the raw power to do so. What does this remind you of? Democracy? No.

I’m hoping that in the future we as a people will make better decisions reflecting who we are, not who we were a hundred years ago. By this I mean not only in elections, but in the way our government is structured. That we can fix the parts that are broken.

That raw power will be limited, and radicalism will not be allowed to destroy us.

I wish you peace.

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23 thoughts on “Decisions

  1. Beautiful reflection and laying out of the truth. As a pastor of 41 years I am deeply grateful that you present my kind of Christianity, so unlike those who want to force their beliefs on others. A Muslim friend said to me, “now you know how I feel when the extremists are presented as the face of Islam.”

    1. Thank you so much Maren! Your comments are a wonderful blessing, And 41 years is a long time! Congratulations. I wasn’t always progressive. I know what it’s like to be evangelical and also strict fundamentalist. Fortunately I pulled myself away, or maybe God did before the radicalization of the right began. Peace and wonderful blessings to you.

    1. Thank you Mary K.! I really appreciate your comments. By the way I never knew you appreciate writers like Thomas Merton! I enjoy his writing a great deal. I have also read a number of Saints including St. Teresa of Avila and St. Terese of Lisieux. Peace and wonderful blessings to you.

    1. Thank you Erika! I really appreciate your comments and support. These type of posts are not very popular but I am a writer and I write from my heart and mind. Peace and wonderful blessings my friend.

  2. So inspiring message “Decisions” It’s a sign that you have a big heart , and that you are not
    afraid to let others to see it , showing your emotions is a sign of strength 🌷🙏👍🏻
    All The Best and grace wishes 👏♥️😊

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