Archive for November 2008

Poll On Spiritual Growth

November 12, 2008

A question for those of who who consider yourselves a “christ follower”. (answers randomly rotate their order)

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Post-Election Thoughts

November 11, 2008

I have been asked many times in the past week or so about my post-election thoughts and why I haven’t posted anything about it. After all, aren’t I the one who loves politics and getting into the thick of it and all? If you’ve wondered that, this post is for you.

1. One of the main reasons I’ve been so quiet is that I’ve already said quite a bit. Here’s the proof:

2. Another reason is that I have been overwhelmed with election fatigue. Seriously. I was so sick of it I was turning it all off. Left AND Right wing stuff – all off. I couldn’t take it anymore. And for a guy who loves politics and loves public discourse and debating the issues of the day to get sick of it all is really saying something.

3. I felt I was contributing to the noise level. Once it reaches a point of saturation, everybody tunes out. There’s no need to cry from the rooftops anymore. Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

4. Tony Morgan posted some great post-election thoughts that I couldn’t top at his blog.

5. I got to a pont of resolve about it. Whatever happened would happen. I also went to my knees and asked God to help me deal with stuff. Then I prayed for the candidates. All three of them (including Bob Barr). I had been through the entire process then. I got educated myself, then I tried to help others see what I saw and understand what I understood. Then I shut up and let people make their own decisions. Then I went to my knees. Done deal.

So how was that process for you? I saw and heard many people still duking it out up until election day. Then I saw a bunch of sour grapes and bad attitudes in the days after the election. What did you see?