The stuff of it.
Hey, thanks for your comment on my last post! I think it's ok to have differing opinions and like to keep conversations open and honest! I just don't think that the whole thing can so easily be summed up by the abortion issue. And I don't think that being pro-choice & pro-abortion is necessarily the same thing. I'm not even pro-choice, BUT I don't at all thing that Obama is pro-abortion. I think that is vastly different. I guess for me, it seems as though the Reps haven't done a good job slowing abortions at all. They actually have increased under Bush and he's a hugely passionate pro-life advocate. There are other more important programs or initiatives that need to be in place than just making it illegal. All that would do would push it underground and cause prohibition-type situations. There need to be more helpful programs for pregnant mother and better options for adoptions. I feel that abortion is sin as well. But voting for someone who is pro-choice is not. Regardless, as a divided country, we all have to support him as we believe that all leaders are appointed by God. Yikes, that got long! I don't want to be defensive, just honest about why I feel the way I do. There is always a lot more to an issue when it comes to politics.
I don't want to turn this into a big argument as they can get ugly quickly! I don't AT ALL minimize how horrible abortion is. I know way more than I wish I did about what is going on in this country. I am very aware and understand the horror of this situation. I would never do anything but counsel someone against such a tactic. Emotional women and teen mothers will get abortions whether it is illegal or not. It is a root issue and we need to do more to help the cause. Stop them from getting pregnant in the first place, for goodness sake! Regardless, the whole point in my original post was that it is unfair and overly bold to say that someone is not a Christian because they voted Democrat. It has been said to many of my friends and it won't likely be the last time. We should be able to debate these issues together and help each other (and our country) find ways to solve these horrible problems rather than just shoot each other down verbally and dismiss any ideas the other side may have. I shouldn't have to stuff down any thoughts I may have rather than get the chance to talk them out equally. Maybe I would change my mind, but too often it's not a discussion but a "I have to convince you I'm right" tirade. We have to be able to see that there IS more than one issue at stake. Yes, this is a HUGE issue, but there is so much more to be done. We could probably debate this until eternity, but we also have to be able to agree to let each other have differing opinions.
I agree. I think the whole politics this is a bit....insane! I can not educationally debate any of the issues because I am one of those people who tries to stay out of politics. However, I know that this country has a lot of issues that need to be dealt with. To me it does not really matter who is in control...God is ultimately in control of the whole thing. Thanks Anne for the good words to think about.Tricia :)
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