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The 'What Would Jesus Drive' question reminded me of what I asked my husband on election night. How would Jesus vote?
I personally don't think he would vote Republican because I see Reps as folks who think 'I'm going to get mine and keep it any way I can and I don't care who or what I destroy in the process' This also applies to the corporate overlords they support who are greedily destroying our environment for profit.
Hubby says he wouldn't vote Democrat because they are in favor of choice on the abortion issue. I guess that depends on wether one thinks a fetus has a soul or not. Personally I think not because I can't find any evidence in the Bible that they do. I think of Dems as thinking 'I have enough so I'll share with others'. Just the opposite of Reps.
Perhaps Jesus would vote with the Green Party.
Oh, I'm a registered Independent.
Nothing here is meant to upset anyone, just wondered what you thought.
-- Anonymous, November 14, 2002
I think that Jesus would split his ticket and vote for whichever candidate he though best, rather than voting along straight party lines. How's that for a cop-out answer? :)
Another one of my strange tangents.... In the comic book world, Thor is both a god and a superhero. In one series I read, when Thor isn't busy fighting evil suprevillans he's out participating in WTO protests and other environmental causes. I thought that was a cool plot twist by the writers. It made me stop and think for a minute.
OK, you can all stop staring blankly at me now... :)
-- Anonymous, November 14, 2002
Jesus would raise Paul Wellstone from the dead and then vote for him? Okay, just being goofy . . . .
Sherri, I've never been a Marvel comics fan, but I am vaguely aware of the Thor comic books. I looked up Thor on the web for his attributes, etc. and this is what I found:
"Popularized by the uninitiated (and the long-running Marvel Comics© comic book by the same name), the Thunderer is often mistaken for a god of battle or war. While Thor is THE foremost warrior of all (although the other deities, Odin, Tyr, Uller, Heimdall, especially, are no slouches as warriors either, and neither is Freyja) Thor is a God who is called on for protection, health, agriculture (Thor brings the storms, which bring rain, which is essential for crops) and justice. Justice should not be confused with law, or the letter of it. In other words, Thor is concerned with fairness, moral right versus moral wrong, while Tyr is concerned with the absolutes. If you want protection from getting the shaft in dealing with another, call on Thor - if you want to win a court case, call on Tyr (and you'd better be right, or calling on him won't help)."
So, yeah, I guess he would be out fighting for fairness . . . :-)
-- Anonymous, November 15, 2002
Great question, Debbie! I think Jesus would vote for whoever used love as their guiding force, both in their political views and in their personal lives. He would not only not support, but would rail against parties and individuals whose agenda included the politics of greed and fear in all its ugly forms. It's pretty clear from what we know of him that he would support social programs that serve and help the poorest and most vulnerable, that put large amounts of its energy into solving problems peacefully, and encouraged us to participate in our government, and understood the necessity for the separation of church and state.
-- Anonymous, November 16, 2002
Sherri-Don't know why I didn't think about splitting the ticket since thats what I normally do. Duh, alzhiemers already?...
Joy-Raising Wellstone from the dead made me laugh out loud! Good one.
Earthmamma-As usual your thoughts are valid and well thought out.
After asking this question I started to wonder If Jesus would even vote at all or just do personal work to further worthy causes. I used to think that was enough to change things when I was young, but I've since decided we have to change the way the whole system works or we're all done for.
-- Anonymous, November 17, 2002
Debra, I just noticed that I called you "debbie"; I have no idea why, but I am sorry!
While I'm here: :)
I am always completely amazed by people who are one-issue voters, like you mentioned your husband and the abortion issue. Of all the hundreds of political issues there are that affect peoples' everyday lives, they hone in on one single thing, dig their heels in, turn their brains off (and often their hearts as well), and vote AGAINST this one thing. Amazing.
-- Anonymous, November 18, 2002
I just hope Jesus wouldn't join Ashcroft and vote to require that we all participate in the One True Religion. (AKA whichever religion Ashcroft follows. I only know that it is offended by the sight of marble tits.
-- Anonymous, November 19, 2002