Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Thoughts

"Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land."

2 Chronicles 7:14

Saturday Thoughts

I have been so disappointed in the attitude that I have seen across the board with this political campaign - but I'm not talking about the candidates. In all honesty that's an expected though unfortunate part of the process, because well, apparently we voters prefer to have a bit of drama. But between the local elections and the presidential campaign, it sure gets old fast doesn't it?

I am an unapologetic Bible believing Christian. A conservative thinker. And a proud Republican. And I simply cannot believe the vile attitude that I have been seeing here lately from many of the folks who lean more to the left in this election. I hate to generalize, but for the most part I truly can say that I cannot recall seeing one liberal online or on television who has been able to exert their thoughts without exhibiting pure anger, you could even call it hatred really, with a condescending, sarcastic attitude to the rest of us who are more conservative in our thinking. There is zero respect toward us.

The internet is especially pitiful, and maybe that's because the internet gives people more freedom to say ugly, mean and hateful things that they would generally (with a few exceptions) never dare to say to someone face to face, or if it just speaks to the pitiful state of our humanity, but folks sure are disrespectful to one another these days. I have seen more black hatred and black on white racist comments lately that I could have gone a lifetime without knowing. MLK would be shocked and ashamed. I thought as a society we had gotten way beyond this, but it's pretty clear that there's a lot of anger brewing in Black America and most all of it is directed toward White America. It seems like the majority of the support for Obama by blacks in this country is based more on this hatred toward whites than on who the man himself really is, what kind of history he has, what radical thinking or ties that he may have had and who he has associated with, what kind of record he has, whether he's qualified or not, or what he really represents. I don't quite understand this, but I think that before all is said and done there's gonna be a racial divide in this country that is going to set us back for years.

And while that is sad enough, I find it very sad, that over the years for the most part, the folks of any color that I have encountered who tend to lean more to the left are simply put, well generally obnoxious, rude and especially intolerant of anyone who fails to share their thinking! In fact anyone who thinks otherwise are called bigots, racists, stupid, idiots, or whatever derogatory term of the day can be spewed. Pitiful.

I have strong opinions myself, but I don't have to rudely assert them nor do I have to resort to name calling, degrading another person or just sheer ugliness in order to express myself. The things that liberals have said about Sarah Palin is just unbelieveable. I cannot help but to believe that it all has a bit to do with how far from God so many in our country have fallen. God help us.

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