Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who Did God Tell You To Vote For?

A few weeks ago my aunt sent me some junk mail. She rarely ever actually sends me a personal email, but forwards me political or religious stuff.

This particular email was about 0bama. It was not a nice email. I read the entire thing and then responded. I started to vent and tell her all I had to say, then I deleted it all. I simply replied, "Please do not send me any political email. Especially those bad mouthing 0bama."

She responded almost immediately saying she was simply being "an advocate". I rolled my eyes and asked her why she never sent me any anti-Mc.Cain mail. She says she never got any, but would be sure to send some my way whenever she got any. Gee thanks.

So I decided to send her an anti- Mc.Cain- one that I had created myself. She didn't seem too thrilled to receive it and I highly doubt she forwarded it to her friends- being the advocate that she is. She emailed back and said, she was entitled to vote for whomever she wanted. The thing is, I wasn't trying to talk her out of her decision. I could care less who she votes for. Everyone has a right to vote for whomever they think is the best candidate- even if I don't agree with them. That's the beauty of this country.

Then- GET THIS- she said she was going to talk to God and He would tell her who to vote for! He would tell her who He needed to run this country.

Um, okay. I'm all for talking to God, but I'm not so sure he's going to tell me who to vote for. He didn't save my boys, when I begged and pleaded. He didn't intervene when their hearts took their last beat. He could've blessed our lives with two beautiful boys and he didn't...Okay, I'm stopping now, because I could go on and on and on. My point is, why would he respond to her, when he flat out ignored me- especially about who to vote for?

I just laughed when 0bama won last night. I was really proud, and happy, but a part of me just snickered when I thought of our previous email conversation. My grandmother was so excited when he won too. I spoke to her today and she said she was cheerleading through the house and beaming with pride regarding our new President-elect.

My aunt (not smiling, and rather grumpy) said, "I didn't vote for him."


The Nanny said...

God didn't tell me to vote for anyone. My brains did! And luckily they were right!!!

Virginia said...

Yeah, God didn't tell me who to vote for either. God gave us free will--to decide for ourselves!!!

And my guy won.


christyna said...

ha ha ha ha OMG people can be such twits! i had a lot of people sending fwds about obama also. i can not stand religious and political emails. this is the reason people argue and there are wars and such. hot topics should be avoided in email content. I actually try to avoid them like the plague in person too. I like to argue, but have learned it isn't worth it by a long shot, esp with ignorant people.

I didn't get to vote for anyone :( but He won regardless tho no harm no foul. (some crap about me moving even tho I live in the same county, and I wasn't re-registered, even tho I have been registered since I was 18 years old, stupid government!)

BasilBean said...

It seems our lives hit a point where they have intersected or something! I received several e-mails from one of my aunts as well. The McCain propaganda I could ignore, but the nasty (and, in my opinion racist) e-mail about Obama did warrant a reply. I simply sent her a link to factcheck.org for the page that addressed the issue the e-mail was in relation to. She wrote me back the day before the election and I haven't been in the right state of mind yet to respond.

Molly said...

Great post!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if you have ever viewed this site?
Just thought it would bring you some encouragement.

Also, just to through my opinion out there (not that you care). I do believe that as we seek God's will for our lives, he does direct the choices we make (including who to vote for). Also I've noticed that as my relationship with the Lord grows stronger, so do my convictions (including voting for the most liberal senator in the nation). Obviously now that Obama is president-elect, I will support him and pray for him, but I didn't vote for him b/c I don't agree with his views on most issues.