Thursday, October 09, 2008

Political Ideals

Let me begin with a wee thought. This post is one sided. That is because I've lived my whole thinking life on the other side. This post in no way assumes a new way of anything. Just a few questions. And, as Mr Robert Zimmerman has said... the only way to answer these questions is to ask them in the first place.

Who should I vote for?

Why did Christ ask the church to care for the fatherless and widows? Was it because it is our job or because he wants us to make sure they get taken care of? If the church can’t or won’t do the job, should I now support those who can and will? In our society, that is the government. Should I now support those who support the needy?

All my life, I’ve believed that big government is bad government. All my life I’ve believed that I know what to do with my money better than a government could. Have I been wrong? Is it possible that aiding the government to better meet the needs of the needy is what I should really be doing?

Why does the political party that most consciously supports the needy also have the least desirable social standings on other moral issues? Is there a middle ground? Can we have it both ways?


Oh, Robert Zimmerman is Bob Dylan, in case you might have wondered why I'm quoting him. Some are likely still wondering why.

5 comments:

Sabrina said...

I think before we pass the buck to the governemnt, I think we need to ask ourselves on a personal level, what are WE doing to help the poor and needy? Personally, in our own family, before we blame the church for not doing their job. After all, we are the church.

Inside Out said...

I know, but I still have to vote. :)

Sabrina said...

Well true, but I don't think that church and state should shar ethe same ballot:)

Cory and Renee said...
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Inside Out said...

I never really understood that whole separation of church and state thing to mean separation of faith and state though...