Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mature Christian Voter

American Thinker writer Ben-Peter Terpstra has a post about where a Mature Christian stands on issues like abortion and the environment. I'm unashamed to call myself a naive Christian after reading this.

7 comments:

Jen said...

I'm sorry Jess, but to be honest, this guy sounds like an arrogant, narrow-minded person. His jabs at those who believe differently than him were hateful and inconsistent with the Christ he purports to follow. If this were the only type of Christian out there, I would walk away from the faith and never look back.

chandy said...

I guess that leaves me a confused Christian voter...because I couldn't follow half of the points he was trying to make.

RooseFam said...

Ditto Chandra! But I knew that about myself. I know I'm not political, but that list made me want to go watch the news to get up to speed. Or Google "the fork of choice" if nothing else! I'm just proud that you and I practically have the same number of posts this month. So impressed!!!

Jessie said...

I thought some of the points, albeit, not all of them, were interesting. Especially about caring more about trees than the unborn. Christ came to seek and save the lost. Not the animals on the endangered list.

Jen said...

Comparing those two things is like comparing apples to oranges. And, I don't think it's fair to claim that because someone is pro-choice that they aren't a Christian or that they don't care about the uborn. Though I disagree with pro-choicers on a number of points, I know some care about the unborn a lot, it's just that they think differently about the outcomes of them being born than we do. A lot of times they think it's the lesser of two evils. And honestly, though I wouldn't advocate it, sometimes I agree.

Joe said...

Drawing the conclusion that environmentalism is bad because some environmentalists are pro-choice just doesn't make any sense to me. These are two entirely different issues. There are people (I for one) who support good stewardship of the environment but do not support abortion.

The only thing statements like this are good for is firing up people who already agree with you and pissing off those who don't. And this just widens the partisan divide, confirming that what Republicans and Democrats want most is to argue.

This is one reason Obama's mantras of bipartisanship sound so refreshing.

Vin said...

The mature voter knows candidates say what you want to hear. They almost always portray themselves as bipartisan, for hope, for change. Obama is anything but bipartisan. You really want to know him? Check his voting record. Check out his church's website. Research his associates.