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It's a Sad Day in America..but for a different reason in my opinion

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.&q…

"Christian Politics"

OK, one more side-tracked post before I get back to the Egypt trip and Pyramids. It saddens me, really, to hear people continue to hold on to the "Christian Nation" notion whenever they discuss politics. While I agree that one of the motivating factors in the drafting of the Constitution was religious freedom, so was freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom from tyranny, freedom from "taxation without representation". To think that America's Founding Fathers rebelled against the King of England (one type of "Christian Nation" if you recall) to form (another type of) Christian nation, then history is being rewritten. Many people focus on the roll of religion in the lives of our nation's first leaders, yet they did not set out to form a "Christian Nation". Otherwise, this would be a theocracy, not a democracy. As it is, we do live under a democracy, meaning government by the people. Who are the people? They are Christians, Muslim…

World-wide Politics

This is something I have been meaning to write about for a while now. Being overseas during this time of economic crisis and especially during this huge election season, my eyes have really been opened to how stock the rest of the world puts in the USA. American politics, economics, etc. effect the rest of the world in ways of which I had no idea. I never realized just how much prevalence the American presidential elections have throughout the globe. I guess growing up in small-town America, my worldview was limited to that which was directly around me. Now that I am out of the US, I am beginning to realize the extent of American influence. Something else I find interesting is that some Americans are the only people in the world who think John McCain should be elected. Everybody, and I mean everybody, I have talked to - from waiters to street vendors - wants Obama to become president. In other words, if the rest of the world could vote in this election, Obama would win by a landslid…