(UPDATE 09/10/09 – Because of spam, I’m going to try closing the comments and see if that slows ’em down.)
Waukesha conservative. Born again Christian evangelical. I have lived in Wisconsin since 2002. I like sports, technology, TV and movies. History, religion, science. You know, just another bitter small town person hiding behind their guns and religion.
[Updated 10/5/2008 – with editing of different paragraphs for more clarity.]
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For myself, I am a Christian and I am conservative on most things. I vote my values and these come from my understanding of what the Bible says. I believe if everyone did that the world would be a better place.
But I have always had the tug between politics, which I like, and Christianity which I would like to minister to others. Although I wouldn’t go as far as Mark Daniels does here, I am certainly aware of what my responsibilities are as a Christian.
I would not consider myself a social conservative on every issue. I am aware that not everyone in America agrees with my particular point of view. In fact, I would say that no one agrees with me on everything. There are homosexuals in America. Although I believe homosexuality to be wrong and see the degradation of the tradition of marriage as unfortunate, I don’t believe in enacting laws to perpetuate that tradition. Along that same line, I consider divorce wrong also, but I prefer to persuade people rather than enact laws to forbid people from divorcing, if that were even possible.
I like politics. That’s why I blog and read and watch TV and listen to radio. But my purpose in being engaged in politics is not to impose my Christianity on others, especially in a hurtful way. Or in a way that they don’t have a choice. This is probably complicated for others to see. I am not seeking to convert America to a theocracy or revert it to a Christian nation. Nor do I believe most Christians want this.
I don’t believe that the more serious of the problems facing America and the world has a political solution. Sometimes they don’t even have a religious solution. But a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ could help.
Politics is my hobby. I like it. I like the ebb and flow, the irony, the comedy, everything about it.
Many of us, however, do long for the days when we could leave our doors unlocked at night, when you knew your neighbors, when crime and drug use wasn’t prevalent, etc., and we wouldn’t mind going back to those times.
But, of course, that’s impossible. And maybe that feeds some of our frustration.
Anyway, that’s why I write.