Yes, There Are Americans Under 40 Who Aren’t Democrats, Part 1

I know some people aren’t going to like this post.  But before we get going I should say right away that what really makes the United States great is that we can all have our own opinions and are free to express them as we wish.  If you don’t appreciate how meaningful that is, I ask you to take a moment to think about all the people in history and the present who did not and do not have such a luxury.  Many have given their lives for it.  So with that being said, if you don’t want to stick around to hear my opinion or discuss politics, I understand.  Next week you can come back and we will talk about paint colors (although those can sometimes be just as polarizing as politics, can’t they?). Continue reading

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Would Jesus support health care reform?

An interesting read shared by my friend Kendra. I am really torn about the Obamacare debacle. I really think it is just a political tactic on the Obama side, not really focused on helping those in need. Last Thursday I stumbled upon the story of Jesus feeding the 5000(+). One thing that struck me about the story that I hadn’t noticed before was what Jesus says to his apostles when they flip out about where all the food is going to come from:
Phillip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish, but what good is that with this huge crowd?”
“Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said…. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people… And they all ate as much as they wanted. – John 6:7-12
While I was upset about Obamacare being upheld, I am trying to be positive. God is still in control. We are striving to be thankful for what we’ve been given, and remember how Jesus shows in this story that he will provide enough for us.

CNN Belief Blog

Editor’s note: This piece ran earlier this year, but we’re spotlighting it now because of Thursday’s health care decision from the Supreme Court. The story generated more than 3,000 comments, including these two:

David Nelson
It is sad that Jesus has been demoted to being a politician. Jesus plainly said “My Kingdom is not of this world.” Movements to use Him to promote their agendas, whether they be on the Left or Right, are extremely suspect in the eyes of this Christian.

kateslate
Jesus would SO have been a democrat. He taught us to care for the sick…not to profit off illness. I don’t know how Republicans can live with themselves and call themselves Christian.

What’s your take?

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) — He was a healer, a provider of universal health care, a man of compassion who treated those with preexisting medical conditions.

We don’t know what…

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