A Realization~

Popping Zantac like M&Ms when I imagine McCain/Palin in the White House means I am not trusing God. So this morning I came upon Zoecarnate and read almost every link (I had aready found Brian McLaren’s posts).

It talked me down.

It also talked me up. I am almost crying seeing what people like Ordinary Radicals are doing. It make me so deeply, deeply happy to see that I am not the only one who has gotten sick of Christian Status Quo and are living their lives in truth to the change that they wanted to see.

 

I’m happy that I’m not being lumped in under the Evangelical title anymore. Yes, that minor thing bothered the bejeebus outa me.

 

I want this to be over. I have to say that I want to be unified under the inclusive message that Obama has been speaking about. I was reading through Oprah’s magazine and a quote from Rachel Maddow summed up how I felt.

Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don’t fall in line with people who don’t respect us and who we don’t believe have our best interest at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst. (as told to Mamie Healey)

To me, the McCain/Palin ticket has preached division, fear and war-and with Sarah Palin’s religious beliefs, I am deeply offended that she would tie those opinions to God. They happen to be three things that I am staunchly in opposition to, while also being a Christian. Yes, I am pro life, but not to the exclusion of everything else I stand for.

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  1. zoecarnate

    I feel your pain! But I agree; there are ways we can act that are rooted in the love and trust of God and ways that are born from our anxious hearts apart from God-consciousness. I want to stay attentive to the former. Honestly, I have a peace about the elections, no matter what the outcome. I think that people of faith, hope and love will be inspired and motivated either way – either because of who’s elected or in spite of it. And of course, with Christians so sharply divided over the candidate this season, one group of us will have to eat humble pie – hopefully both of us will.

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