Here’s yet another issue I never touched in public. What got me “inspired” today was yet another article about some Catholic Bishop equating one’s vote for a Democrat as somehow “Satanic” because of their pro-choice stances.
Let me state for the record that as a Muslim I too do not believe in abortion, I believe it is a horrible act, and I do not agree with President-elect Obama’s support of it…………………………………………………………………………….. HOWEVER,
There are many things I do not believe in and my vote couldn’t possibly be based on them or I would never be able to vote.
My point is there has been a rash of religious craziness going on lately which in truth is sheer hypocrisy practiced openly. I truly understand how Bill Maher can make a movie called “Religulous” because us religious people are acting quite ridiculous these days especially in the political realm.
The “pro-life” crowd God bless them, but they make absolutely no sense. They vote on this single issue as if the candidates that support it don’t commit other sins. Case in point, from the article in question I read this morning:
“Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ’s Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation.”
“I don’t understand anyone who would call themselves a Christian, let alone a Catholic, and could vote for someone who’s a pro-abortion candidate,” said Ted Kelly, 64, who volunteers his time as lector for the church. “You’re talking about the murder of innocent beings.”
This is the hypocrisy I’m talking about. What kind of one track mind God do some people believe in? If voting for someone who supports a sin that you are obviously against means you are also a sinner, than religious people shouldn’t vote at all!
Jesus (as) and or God, take your pick, did not just throw the baby out with the bath water. “Pro-life” candidates, heck even the term is a joke, tend to support war, capitalism, aggressive foreign policy, top-down economics, and are anti social programs. So if we are to listen to these pro-life folks that means that God is more concerned about gay marriage or abortion, than lets see…..the death of thousands of Iraqi’s and Americans in a war against a country who never attacked or threatened us. Or a stumbling economy based on policies where CEO’s get millions of dollars while regular Americans can barely afford to even drive to work. Then to keep it real and specific as it relates to this past election cycle, let me point out the obvious: John McCain was an Adulterer. He cheated on his wife and married Cindy before his divorce was finalized. No one knows how much he goes to Church or if he even does, yet he was the choice candidate for many religious folk. Yet, Obama, even though you don’t agree with the theology of his church, we know was a regular church goer and married to the same woman committed for years. I could go a step further, and talk about the amount of wealth the McCain’s acquired backed by a beer industry inheritance, meanwhile the Obama’s just recently paid off their student loans and instead of using his hard-earned and worked for Harvard degree to become wealthy, Obama was in the streets helping the poor and downtrodden.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to insult John McCain, but I want to point out the foolishness and hypocrisy of some “religious” people. It’s like Bill Maher said on his show a couple of weeks ago, “Barack Obama goes to church regularly for 20 years and is told he’s not a Christian, but John McCain almost never goes, but he is a Christian”.
So here we go with the foolishness yet again. One of my neighbors even asked me how I can support a pro-choice candidate and I just laughed, because it is comical. I would rather support a candidate whose policies focus on the meek and humble, you know the least of the people, than candidates who run on two issues gay marriage and abortion to fool the masses of the sheep, in order to help the rich get richer while the poor suffer, and openly support war. These same people mocked Obama for wanting to talk, you know try to be a peacemaker, and would rather sing songs about bombing Iran, another country who has not attacked us.
I’m sorry, but in my personal belief and faith in God, I believe that God wouldn’t frown on me supporting a candidate who gives people the choice to choose their destinies, you know that thing called free will, even if I don’t agree with that choice. It’s a hell of a lot better than supporting a candidate who like Caesar cares more about building the empire on the backs of the helpless and waging war with any who don’t agree with them.
Oh you hypocrites! How dare you invoke God and the righteous name of Jesus (as) to play your political games. You should all be ashamed, because you make zero sense scripturally, morally, or logically.