Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ballot Casting

Is it ironic that the word "casting" is used in reference to a voting ballot and lots for the cloth worn by Jesus?

I have decided to not vote. This Tuesday will break my "perfect" voting record, though my candidate selection in years past makes me hang my head in disgust. I will not allow the poor decisions made by politicians to shed blood on my hands. I will not be a part of selecting a person for office who participates in gossip, slander, and character defamation. The two-party system needs dismantled. My vote is to not vote. Such action may only be a whisper (if that) but nonetheless... well... I just can't vote with a clear conscience and that's that.

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Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."