Tuesday, September 02, 2008

More election thoughts

The problem with Nader, Cynthia McKinney, or Bob Barr - all of whom are far better than the pathetic choices given us by the Republocrats - is that they have as much chance of being elected President of the United States as Vladimir Putin, or even Peter Attwood, who for various reasons are not running. These are effectively as votable as ourselves, which is not at all.

From a biblical viewpoint, why be surprised? There's nothing in the ministry of Jesus to expect anything of trying to replace Herod or Pontius Pilate. With Jesus or any of the prophets, the question was very seldom who is in office but how they are to be held accountable to God.

That begins with the biblical truth that the authorities are ordained by God (Romans 13), which does NOT mean that they are entitled to our support, as their shills in the Christian community try to prove now with the same arguments their fathers used in Nazi Germany. On the contrary, this is exactly our foundation for holding them accountable (1 Samuel 15:17-19).

Our business is very seldom to determine who should hold office, which only justifies the incumbents in considering us their enemies, but it is always to hold them to account. Being so confused about all of this has made Christians close to perfectly useless in proclaiming Jesus to be king of kings and lord of lords, and that's our real problem.

Meanwhile, let's at least get over the idea that electing anyone President will do all sorts of wonderful things so that everything gets better without that we need to wise up ourselves. Who gains office certainly matters somewhat. But most of all we need in our thinking not to cherish illusions, so I mean to combat such bewitchment so that we have a better chance of thinking straight.


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