Friday, September 12, 2008

Palinpalooza’s Thin Silver Lining

Ok so you people will hear me refer to diavlogs if you read my blogs or bulletins. They are video blogs, where two people (pastors, journalists, authors, professors, etc) discuss news, politics, etc. They are awesome if you like smart people talking about interesting topics with NO media filter (THANK GOD). Interested? Go to www.BloggingHeads.tv but only after you read MY blog first... I'm selfish.

I am watching a diavlog that is two evangelical pastors... and one said on Palin "Too many evangelicals and religious conservatives are too preoccupied with values and faith and pay no attention to competence. We don't apply this approach to ANYTHING else in life, including selecting a pastor." He was quoting Mark DeMoss. DeMoss goes on, "Imagine if a church was searching for a pastor and the leadership was brought a candidate with great values but little experience. They've been a pastor for two years at a church with 150 people but he shares our values, so we hired him to be pastor of our 5,000 person church? It wouldn't happen! That's absurd. Yet we apply that to choosing presidents. It blows my mind."

If you have been keeping up with me on this you will know I am not just critical of Palin... I am very critical of EVERYONE... Obama, Biden, McCain... all players... but I am VERY distressed by the reactions of my fellow Christians and Republicans to Gov. Palin. I truly hope you starry eyed Palinbots have more than her SPEECHES to go off of, because those really mean nothing and say nothing for what she can do. As of this moment... I will most likely be voting with my party... BUT that doesn't mean I'm one of you. Every conversation I have with one of her supporters is completely void of evidence of deliberation of any kind and is swathed in emotionalism... which I find sticky and disgusting. There are very intelligent supporters out there... there really are, and as someone who has put in about 12-15 hours of serious study on her background and on Alaskan politics as a whole, I feel like I can some-what intelligently discuss her political strategies and character... or at least intelligently listen. But sadly I'm hearing very little of that from others... and I'm disappointed.

I'm sad for America... I'm sad you prefer an entertaining speech to sitting down and actually educating yourself. Please remember... Bush was elected because of character... because he followed his gut and hey, you can't go wrong with someone who is their own man no matter what. Right? Wrong. Very very wrong. Oh and let's not forget, he's a Christian too... and still wrong.

The good thing? You will most likely vote for the right party... just for the wrong reason.

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