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Unrealistic Questions

31 Mar

The title is as polite as we can be as we look at the supposed ‘serious’ questions posed to trump supporters by the owner of Formerly Fundie. The article is found at the following link

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/5-serious-questions-i-have-for-christians-who-support-donald-trump/

I used to consider myself a person of at least average intelligence, but I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the idea of Christians supporting Donald Trump, and I just can’t do it.

I tried, but I have failed miserably.

Instead, I’ve just found myself left with questions. So, here are 5 questions I have for Christians who support Donald Trump:

People have free choice and if you do not agree with their choice so what? Your disagreement with or dislike of a person does not make you right or that you are supporting the right person or cause. It is obvious that some Christians see some redeeming qualities in Trump and are not as judgmental as that author is. They see that his marital indiscretions are a thing of the past and are not the unforgivable sin. The last we looked, divorce and remarriage was not a disqualifying trait for the presidency.

Sure people gave Bill Clinton a hard time but that was because he lied about his affairs not just because he had them while in office. At least Trump did not lie about his mistakes. Who can trust a lying president? Oh wait, all politicians lie so we fail to see how the following questions have any relevancy.

5. How are you able to support someone who is famous for unwholesome talk and constantly putting people down?…Well, that Bible has a few things to say about how we use our tongues and about the kind of garbage we should resist allowing to flow from our little speaking machines.

That author certainly doesn’t listen to or study political candidates very thoroughly doe she? If one takes a close look at political candidates you see the same thin coming from their mouths, usually in what are supposed to be private conversations but that fact doesn’t change anything. Trump is more honest than they as he lets everyone knows how he feels upfront.

If that author is going to be consistent then he needs to add in the lies, flip-flops, and other political words other candidates say as well. Those changes are as bad as he claims Trump is being. He may not like Trump but he is being hypocritical in his holding Trump to a different standard than those candidates he likes. What about the dirty tricks played by Cruz? Do they not come under this quoted category? Attacking someone for things he is doing while supporting another person who does the same thing or worse renders your position and complaints meaningless.

4. How are you able to support someone who speaks so poorly to women?

He ought to hear what some pastors say about their wives, not only to their friends but from the pulpit.

Women are not saints and they can take care of themselves. They do not need some phony liberal and false Christian defending their ‘honor’. Some women need to hear those words so that they can get rid of their false picture they hold about themselves.

3. How do you deal with the conflicting imagery of Jesus dying for his enemies, with Donald Trump’s constant calls to torture them– and even kill their families?

This is just personal ideology distorting the issue. Trump may have a different point of view about those passages of scripture and after investigating that author;s views of loving your enemy we find that author’s views are not biblical either so he has no leg to stand upon here. I wonder if that author would stand by and let his wife be raped because the act was done by his enemy?

We do not support torture but we also do not support false teaching either and that author is not of God so his views do not matter.

2. What changed between Bill Clinton and now? Don’t you think you owe him an apology?

No and what does Bill Clinton have to do with a Christian’s choice to support Trump? Trump hasn’t lied about his extra-marital activities, he was a private businessman at the time and not the leader of the free world and Mr. Clinton’s reasoning was -because I could. Certainly that reasoning is not presidential in any stretch of the word.

That author forgets that Mr Clinton and his administration brought us political correctness, an ideology choking the life out of society so if anything Mr. Clinton should be apologizing to America and the world.

1. Are you feeling okay?

Seriously? Really? That author considers that or any of these a serious question? If so he needs to go back to journalism school and learn how to ask real questions that actually matter. None of these questions challenge anyone to rethink their support of Trump nor do they bring to the political discussion anything worth discussing.

While we do not take political sides, we favor Kasich over Trump as he seems the most presidential BUT Trump did not become a successful business man by being a fool. I am betting that most people will be surprised by a Trump who becomes president. Yes he is not perfect but then if perfection was the criteria for political leadership, church leadership, marriage no one on earth would qualify and society would have ended thousands of years ago.

The unrealistic thinking of so many people like that author renders debate and their opinions useless and the acts of foolish people, people who do not know anything yet think that they do. They leave God and his instructions out of the conversation and make politics their personal playground. Subjective, personal opinion hurts more than it helps and while people are allowed to have their own personal views it does not make them an expert or knowing what they are talking about.

That author does not know what he is talking about and he has been called on it in his own comment section. You should read it for some of the comments are very illuminating.

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3 responses to “Unrealistic Questions

  1. Invisible Mikey

    March 31, 2016 at 1:19 am

    LOL – “doe snot”. (We have lots of deer in my neighborhood.)

     
    • theologyarchaeology

      March 31, 2016 at 2:07 am

      Yes it is a mistake that is not picked up by the two online spell checks I employ. It does sneak through.

       
      • Invisible Mikey

        March 31, 2016 at 2:11 am

        Think nothing of it. I make plenty of typos. This one just struck me unexpectedly as funny. We are performing our first ever deer survey this Sat. and it’s the topic de jour in every cafe.

         
 
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