11/02/2010

Election Day

Chuck Colson with some pointed words on today’s election:


So, have you voted yet? If so, well done. If not, as soon as this broadcast is over—or as soon as you’re off work—I want you to go and fulfill your Christian duty to be a good citizen and go vote.

And while you’re at it, call a few of your Christian friends. Find out if they have voted yet. If not, tell them you’re going, and you’ll be glad to stop by to pick them up…

And let me say this. The next time you hear someone tell you that Christians ought to take a vacation from politics, tell them to go fly a kite!

Listen, its our duty, as citizens of the Kingdom of God to be the best citizens in the society we live in. If your pastor no longer has the energy or courage to motivate his flock to speak out on public issues, maybe you can lovingly “buck him up.” Remind him or her that God’s people are to love their neighbors, to desire the best for them, to pursue the common good. And we can’t do that on the political sidelines.

And when a rabid secularist tells you to stop forcing your religion down his throat—simply correct him. You might say, “Excuse me, but who is suing the government to remove crosses from cemeteries? Who has filed lawsuits to remove ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegience? Who’s trying to tell doctors and nurses and pharmacists that they have to participate in medical procedures that violate their religious conscience? Who’s banning Bibles from schools?

In other words, who is forcing their point of view on whom?

Read the whole thing here. And go vote today! I just did.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about the cemetery issue, but I can comment on the rest.

Under God: what was wrong with the pledge of allegiance before 1954?

Dr's: What you are talking about is denying medical care. I know of no case where Dr's are forced to provide medical treatment against their personal beliefs.If you have some a link or two would be appreciated.

The main argumentative point is those same Dr's refusing to provide a referral to other doctors that do not share the same concerns. That's where the problem lies and it is another example of someone forcing the consequences of their beliefs onto another person.

J. K. Jones said...

I do not care about the pledge of allegence.

The issue of doctors being required to perform abortions is a future consequence of possible legislation.

Why should a doctor have to refer to another doctor who does not share the same concerns. We are talking about abortion here, which is an elective survery (the patient has a choice). No one's life is threatened in the overwhelming majority of the cases. Don't try to argue from isolated cases where life is threatened. Those are different in the eyes of most doctors.

Why should you be allowed to force your opinions on others? That is what you are doing.

Get a blogger identity and put some personal informaton about yourself on it. It helps to converse.

JK Jones

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