Living Outside The Box Born-Again Techo-Geek Renaissance Man

21Jan/160

Hail To The Insanity

Why don't I post more about politics?

Simply put, I dislike politics, politicians, and the government in general. I don't like hearing people's opinions on it, I can't stand reading about all the stupidity that Washington D.C. propagates, and it infuriates me to think about voting for a President when I know none of the people applying for the job are who I'd want to run the country.

It gets pretty discouraging, really. In America, our political system is corrupted from top to bottom, and it's not going to just suddenly fix itself. When you remove morals from everything, what you get is a disgusting mess. People waving around handfuls of excrement, shouting "look how progressive we are!" and nobody believes it.

Really, this is nothing new. Compared to the Roman Empire, America isn't even a flash in the pan. Back then, corruption was worse, morals and ethics were worse, death and destruction were worse, the economy was worse... everything about life sucked more than it does now.

Today, we don't have it that bad. Even with all the "horrible" things going on, we still live in the lap of luxury compared to most places, then or now.

People who center their thoughts (or social media presence) around "how terrible so-and-so candidate would be as President" fail to understand that we at least have a president, and not some bloodthirsty sociopath emperor like Nero or Ceaser.

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement, cause you know, it's exciting! But God's encouragement and standards of living still apply to us as individuals, much like they did back in Jesus's day. The corrupt government was a problem, yes, but it was something everyone was expected to deal with, even when it turned against believers (see the Apostles' problems in Acts).

We are to hope for redemption, but expect pushback from this world.

It's normal. We're foreign bodies here. Like an inverted immune system, the World is attempting to purge itself of anything righteous or good.

If you never have disagreements, then you probably don't really believe in anything... and that's not a good place to be. That doesn't mean you have to (or should) be mean or antagonistic about it, but the truth is that if you strive to live your life with morals and ethics, you very likely will be the odd one out.

So, back to politics: it is what it is. The system is fundamentally broken, just like everything else in this sinful world. We deal with it, make the best of it, pray for redemption, and prepare for resistance when we do the right thing.

"Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself." - Phillipians 3:17-21

Posted by Jeff Hendricks

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