I’m going to be honest. I don’t really understand Republicans. I can’t wrap my brain around the logic or the way they interpret facts. I am SO glad that this election is over for many reasons. One of them being that I don’t have to endure the endless political rants and raves on Facebook. I made the mistake of thinking they would be over today given that the decision has been made, but oh no- debate is still running thick.
I have been astounded by the Republican posts regarding Obama’s win. Nearly every single one that I’ve seen reads the same way. They express their disappointment over Romney losing the election and then go on to proclaim that the real leader in their life is Jesus Christ. I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve read “So disappointed by this, but Jesus is my Lord.” Some have even gone on to call Obama the Anti-christ. Literally. Not figuratively.
I’m so confused by this for two reasons:
I voted for Obama, but he is not my Lord. If the results had gone in your favor and Romney had been the victor, would he have been your Lord? Putting the president in any sort of leadership position that is equal to a religious deity is…well…pretty ridiculous (I want to find a nice way to say that, but there’s not). We didn’t have an election where we voted for who would assume the role of God in the United States. We had a political election about who would be the political figurehead in this country.
My biggest piece of confusion is this: Mitt Romney is a Mormon. He doesn’t even share your faith. In fact, the Mormon belief system is diametrically opposed to the fundamental principles of the Christian faith. If your faith guides you so strongly as it clearly does given your declarations of faith than why would you vote for someone who rejects your faith? Wouldn’t you vote for someone who supports it?
I just don’t get it. Can anyone explain this?