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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Opus 2016-245: Election 2016: What Is My Problem?

Never Trump people need to consider a question:  Is voting for Trump really any worse than voting for Dole or McCain?  I am still undecided.  I know I can’t vote for Hillary but I am still not convinced I can vote for Trump.  Why?  What is my problem? 

It can’t be that Trump is at best a moderate.  That would describe a string of people I have voted for.  Sure, I held my nose on most of them.  Why am I having such a hard time finding my nose this time around.

Part of it may be a growing realization that compromise in politics has brought no results.  Even the patron saint of conservatives, Ronald Reagan, gave in to amnesty.  We all make mistakes but what we see is the wholesale selling out on principle.  I have seen it in school board members.  I have seen it in presidents.  I can deal with compromise.  What I can’t deal with is betrayal.

Maybe if I could just lower my expectations to “Who will make it easier for me to get the government to pay my bills” I would have less trouble.  But then what do I do with the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Commandments?

homo unius libri

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    1. Same problem, second verse. We know what Hillary will do. With Trump we can only hope he gets the right advice.

      Grace and peace.

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    2. I am encouraged that he seems to be taking some advice from Ben Carson, whom I'd really hoped would be the nominee.

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    3. Carson was also on my list. I have confidence in his integrity and can only hope that is his role in this election. I remember how Trump got together with the NRA people to learn about Second Amendment issues. I will pray and possibly hold my nose.

      Grace and peace

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  2. lol - You've spent so much time on that fence that you must surely have corns on your backside!

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    1. I remember hearing the definition of the Mugwump of the 19th century: They sat on a fence with their mug on one side and their wump on the other.

      Grace and peace.

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  3. lol - That was worth coming back for, Pumice!

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    1. I always try to oblige.

      Grace and peace.

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