Monday, July 31, 2006

Morality

Most people consider themselves to be a moral person. Paticularly if you are a religious person morality is your professed foundation. So how is it people that claim to follow God simply follow those that claim to follow God (politicians or SCC) thus removing responsibility from themselves and conveniently placing it on those with ulterior motives.

Take Rodney Stanhope who posted a comment a few threads down saying in essence tow the party line for Doolittle regardless of his ethics. Unlike Rodney I believe morality should be above politics. Vote for the best person and yes that means taking their morals and ethics into account.

Is it moral to support Doolittle who has done many seemingly unethical just because he is a Republican? That would be immoral. So do not vote for a party vote for a person voting is the most important personal responsibility and should be given more thought than simple party line votes. Party line votes without question are immoral.

Is it moral to support tax cuts for those at the top while the poor among us have services cut.
That is immoral.

Is it moral to support a war just because our leaders who have been wrong at every turn tell you they are right this time? That is immoral.

Iraq is supporting Lebanon

Rumsfeld- He seems literally in a parallel universe and slightly deranged. If you listen to what he said last week about Iraq, he’s living in a different world, not a different country. Edit posts
Q: Is the country closer to a civil war?
SEC. RUMSFELD: Oh, I don't know. You know, I thought about that last night, and just musing over the words, the phrase, and what constitutes it.


Ethics and morality. They go together but morality is more personal. I would like to know from those of you who claim to follow God but instead follow Politicians and these So Called Christian leaders that have proven themselves unethical and immoral. Is it really that easy to unquestionably follow the unethical immoral and incompetent?

I fear politics will ruin religion rather than religion ruining government.

2 Comments:

Blogger HD said...

Russ Plag.... I agree with you in general. I'm not sure we agree on what constitutes a belief in God though. People who insist that a person has to attend a chruch service/belong to a congregation, or accept everything that is written in the bible (which is full of inconsistencies) in order to believe in God and make it to "life ever after" are narrow minded, and missing the point of religion. A person, never introduced to religion, can discern right from wrong, and make good moral choices. To walk a certain path because someone tells you to, as you pointed out, is not taking responsibility for yourself, and in the end, we all have to answer for ourselves.

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Blogger Russ said...

HD I think you summed up my post very nicely.

I am not a fundamentalist.

The Bible should not be taken literally. Otherwise a phrase like "He is the salt of the earth" would mean he is salt. Yes?

Can a Christian tell me how they can support say the war in Iraq or Israels war in Lebanon that is designed to spread war?

2 Tim. 3:12 (KJV)
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Matt. 5:44 (KJV)
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Rom. 12:14 (KJV)
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

11:49 AM  

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