Friday, August 11, 2006

Character, conscience, voting -- oh my!
Much ado....


8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE!
Vote the greedy, crooked, war-thirsty neo-cons and Bush cronies out in November!

I'm all for the above proposal.

Just as long as religion and politics are kept separate, because otherwise Republican thought will sink the church.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the above comment!!!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Caleb Dahl said...

"Just as long as religion and politics are kept separate, because otherwise Republican thought will sink the church."

Politics is religion. If there were enough true christians in politics the church would sink the republican party. Sadly, christians are not involved in the political process and we have to make choices between the like of Al Gore, John Kerry and George W. Bush. None of which I am a fan of.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people would stick to the issues and debate the pros and cons of each side, instead of attacking people with labels like the "Christian right" or "environmentalist wackos" or the "extreme liberal left", then I think we would really get somewhere. Why can't people simply stick to the issues instead of making blanket condemnations of the Republican party, the Democratic party, etc? I would much rather have a debate over the pros and cons of a particular course of action, rather than getting wrapped up in personalities. Yes, your ideology and your religion will inform your politics--it's inevitable. But that is not to say that the Bible is a textbook on politics. It gives us moral guidelines, but it is ridiculous for any church or religious organization to direct their members to vote a certain way and to have a defined stance on every single issue.

I guess I could be labeled a moderate, though I'm not sure what all that entails politically (again, I don't let any party define my political positions). By moderate, I believe that both sides of the isle have good points, valid concerns, and often it's not one or the other who is right or wrong. Why can't everyone be moderate, that is, think for themselves unstead of letting a leader or party dictate to them what the right position is on every issue.

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for posting this, Mr. X-er! I'm proud to say I am a bleeding-heart, treehugging liberal (and x-ati girl, who finally saw the light!) and I want EVERYONE to go see “An Inconvenient Truth” & visit the blog for more info.


http://www.climatecrisis.net/blog/

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I also just say how hypocritical it is of IBLP to force those “Character Sketch” books down our throats as kids: with beautiful illustrations of wild life & nature...and then tell us to support Dubya: the WORST environmental president EVER?!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think IBLP does that just to show that they can do whatever they want and everyone is just supposed follow. It looks like it, anyway.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous anna said...

OK, I'm reading this and the thing that sticks out the most is that Mr. Gothard has "crossed over", by scrubbing God out of his character program in order to promote it in a secular environment. When I was a teenager, christian musicians who "crossed over" by releasing songs into a secular marketplace were stigmatized. How come this same standard does not apply to Mr. Gothard? It's ok for him to delete God from his curriculum in order to make a profit?

7:59 PM  

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