I find it difficult to come up with words for my feelings right now. My prayers go out to all the Christians in America who are letting their anger and hatred show through. I have been appalled, disgusted, but mostly disappointed by the way “Christians” are handling this. To prove my point, here are some Facebook statuses which I have read from fellow Christians (directly copied and pasted):
“…ENJOY IT WHILE IT LAST OBAMA U WONT BE AROUND MUCH LONGER…HAHA.”
“…well guys it was fun while it lasted… wonder how karl marx we will get?”
“…wants to amputate his right leg from his knee down…”
“…is screaming at the top of his lungs “islamic people have always said they will destroy us from within!!!” Congratulations Obama voters you have doomed us all!”
“…is going to watch things fall apart…preferably from another country.”
“…NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.we. are. screwed.”
“…is thinking he can finally marry his boyfriend, then adopt a baby and kill it. Thanks America!”
“…is leaving America for the next 4 years……have fun being socialist….don’t say us McCain fans didnt warn you when change comes!”
I could go on, but I think you get the point. I sense so much anger, sarcasm, and rashness in the way people are reacting. But as I have been saying all along, there is no law that man can make which can rip away our freedom in Christ. We can be Christians no matter what kind of government we are living under, be it democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy. There is no law against loving our neighbor as ourselves. There is no law against spreading peace and meeting the needs of others. There is no law against caring for our fellow human beings. There is no law against love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control. (Gal. 5)
I have seen more division and animosity between Christians over this election than any other event or doctine. We are called to lay aside our differences, preferences, and opinions and be united with each other to the furthering of the kingdom. I will say that there are a good number of Christians out there who are willing to do this. Many of my brothers and sisters have accepted and stated that they are continuing to pray for our leaders and our country. They are unwilling to get caught up in the political mudslinging, name calling, and hostility. I thank God for those people, and I pray for those who aren’t at that point yet.
On a side note, I have also seen many people saying that they are moving to another country, like Canada, or Europe. Those people might want to do a little homework before they make a rash dicision like that. The rest of the world likes and supports Obama as much or more (in most places) than Americans do. Canada is socialist. Most of Europe and South America is socialist. The rest of the world is either Islamic, Hindu, or Atheistic. I don’t think they’ll be moving anywhere any time soon.