18 September 2012

Why I am a Democrat.

This post will probably annoy all my Democratic friends, though.

As I’ve indicated previously, I used to be a gung-ho, die-hard Republican social conservative. I’m not now. I realized my own personal tendency was to make an idol of my politics, to the detriment of my relationship with Christ Jesus, to the elimination of any fruit I was supposed to produce for him, to the detriment of my witness to pagans, and to the trust I was putting in the kingdom of this world instead of the hope in the Kingdom of God.

I finally realized politics is not the route to achieve social change. The Kingdom is. The proper way is through surrendering the reins to God, not by trying to seize them ourselves every time the Democrats bungled the job. The reins don’t belong in either the Republicans’ or Democrats’ hands. They only belong in Jesus’s. And the Republicans are not Jesus’s surrogate. By convincing us that they are, they only make themselves into an antichrist.

17 September 2012

Are we racking up woes? Let’s check.

Let’s see what happens when we replace “scribe” with “Republican,” and “Pharisee” with “Christian.”

I’ve had it with you! You’re hopeless, you Republicans, you Christians! Frauds! Your lives are roadblocks to God’s kingdom. You refuse to enter, and won’t let anyone else in either.

You’re hopeless, you Republicans and Christians! Frauds! You go halfway around the world to make a convert, but once you get him you make him into a replica of yourselves, double-damned.

Getting annoyed at Blogger.

Every so often Google redesigns something. As is their right, on their websites. They like to throw a bunch of new bells and whistles on it. Trouble is, when you’re using dial-up Internet at your mom’s house, it takes two minutes to download each bell, and the whistles… well, your web browser just give up on downloading the whistles altogether.

So they reprogrammed Blogger, and if I want to post a rant, it takes eight minutes to download the very page I get to type it on. Once you’re there, if you try to post it, because it won’t post fast enough for Blogger’s comfort (it being dial-up, you know) I’ll get error messages. And you know that’s just something I’m gonna want to rant about. Hence, this mini-rant.

Yes, I totally agree I should be using a normal-speed Internet instead of dial-up. This is the 21st century after all. Still, it’s like telling someone who’s on a bicycle, “You know, you’d get there a lot quicker with a motorcycle.”

Yes I know I’d get there a lot quicker with a motorcycle. You’re not helping, Mr. Hypothetical Voice In My Head. Shut up. This is why I never listen to you when you tell me to kill.

10 September 2012

Reusing the bottle.

When I buy a bottled drink, such as water, Gatorade, iced tea, or soda, I reuse the bottle. Usually for a few months. I usually toss ’em in the recycling bin after the expiration date.

I’ve been warned by various people to not do this. Supposedly bacteria will build up somewhere on the bottle, and infect me, and probably kill me. “So I take it,” I tell them, “you don’t wash your bottles.”

Wash a disposable plastic bottle? Yep. Otherwise they’re right—you will get bacteria or mold or something growing in it. And they do wash their non-disposable bottles. It just never occurs to people to wash the disposable ones—because they are after all disposable.

08 September 2012

Obama’s gonna win California. Don’t waste your time agitating about it.

If you’re a Republican from California, your vote in the presidential election will not matter. Will not. At all.

I know; you look out your windows and see just as many Romney campaign posters as Obama posters. All your friends plan to vote for Mitt Romney. Everybody in your church seems to be a Romney fan, despite their qualms about Mormonism. You think he has a chance—if you just get out the vote, if you can just convince enough people to vote Romney.

But outside your Republican enclaves, the rest of California is filled with either Democrats, or people who will vote for Democrats. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama got three-fifths of the vote. Democrats have the majority of all elected offices in this state. Both our U.S. Senators and three-fifths of our U.S. Representatives are Democrats. Neither Romney nor Obama are gonna bother to campaign in this state, apart from fund-raisers. Why? ’Cause both of them know Obama will win the state’s electoral votes. And win them easily. Without even trying.

Your vote will not matter. Will not. At all.

04 September 2012

If I had to choose an alternate religion… it’d be the one I slid into.

The synchroblog subject for the month is “Choosing my religion.” If I weren’t a Christian, what would I be?

Ordinarily I tackle synchroblog subjects on my More Christ blog, ’cause I think they’re subjects new and growing Christians ought to tackle. This one, not so much. Not that I’m afraid they’ll consider all the alternative religions out there and pick one, but that More Christ is meant to look forward, and this subject kinda looks back. And since looking back is a personal thing, better I discuss it on my personal blog.

So, what religion would I have if I weren’t a Christian? Simple. I’d be a Republican.

No this isn’t a jibe at Republicans. This is about me. Me me me me me me me.