Rejecting Trump is Rejecting God?! WTF!!

gty_donald_trump_hillary_clinton_sk_150619_16x9_992No matter how much a person would like to stay out of it, this election just refuses to allow that. I don’t even remember Americans being this polarized since Barak Obama first got elected.

It is no big secret that I didn’t want Trump for president. Being a voting American, I’m allowed to have a differing opinion, and to vote my conscience. That being said, I feel all the other voters in this country had the same right, and I don’t feel any bad feelings towards those people who felt he was the right choice.

But what the hell with the rest of it, people? I’m offended by pretty much all the rest of this shit!!

picmonkey-sampleI can’t believe some of the nonsense I’m seeing and reading on Facebook. Are you seriously telling me that because I am not a Trump supporter, I’ve rejected God! Seriously, where do YOU GET OFF?

God did not tell me I had to vote for Trump!! Maybe He got busy with EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE WHOLE WORLD and forgot to clue me in. My guess is, He didn’t need my vote all that much.

And the signs saying Trump isn’t their president? Really, guys? That shit didn’t work when protesters held up those signs when Obama was elected. It ain’t going to work now either.

trump-signs starbucks We have half the country convinced that the other half are complete idiots….That’s so idiotic?! Half of the people in this country are NOT morons just because they voted a different way than you did! The odds are just not there!! And you can hold up a sign that says Trump isn’t your president, but seriously… yeah. He is. He won, and by our own rules, he’s president for 4 years.

Even better. Why would we vindictively hope our president fails? How does that benefit any of us, other than to sit in a casual conversation somewhere in the future and say, “Well, I didn’t vote for him!”. That’s short-sighted. I don’t like this man personally, but I hope I’m wrong. I hope he doesn’t make a big mess, or build border walls, or any of the the other things I feel divide human beings. BUT…..I believe our government has enough checks and balances in place to stop some of the stuff that could really hurt us, and if they don’t, we’ll endure. If he messes up big time, we’ll elect someone else next time.

All is not lost on Planet Earth because of this election. My salvation is not tittering on the edge of destruction because I didn’t vote for Trump, NOR is it effected AT ALL because of politics in general. My IQ is not diminished, my lifespan has not been cut short, my family isn’t on the verge of destruction…. Everyone just needs to chill out.

161109221457-11-trump-protest-1109-super-169I’m disappointed in a lot of the Christian Right who plaster judgemental verdicts on the status of other people’s salvation based on this nonsense. I’m ashamed of the people who used their disappointment in the decision to wreck other people with their words, or to physically loot businesses during protests. I’m sad that we as a people would wish to be found “right” rather than to have a tiny bit of hope that our God knew what He was doing when He allowed this leader to rise.

“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Romans 13:1

I believe wholeheartedly that we should pay attention to what our government is doing, including all of our leaders, protest peacefully when we disagree, and respect one another. But this election has gone over the rails with the hatred, bitterness, accusations, and judgements. We need to rein in the emotions, calm down, and start mending bridges with one another again.

~ Bird

Sons of Pride

jobI have family members and friends who are staunchly atheistic or agnostic. This only bothers me in that they might not make it to where I am going after this life. Other than that, they are, of course, entitled to what they believe. One thing I’ve noticed though, is the strange assumption that God owes them some kind of explanation should He turn out to be real. Of course, they will never get this opportunity to criticize Him.  He doesn’t explain Himself to His creation. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess, Jesus is Lord. And it won’t be on our terms. It will be on His.

Nothing really paints a better picture of the difference between a Creator and a creation than Job. Here are some questions a creation should always ask before challenging God.

It is a no-win argument He will never have with any of us. 

  1. Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?7593fd186eea76aca30b29b7ebdc7080
  2. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
  3. Who set its measurements?
  4. Who stretched the line on it?
  5. On what were its bases sunk?
  6. Who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy?
  7. Who enclosed the sea with doors when, bursting fort, it went out from the womb?
  8. Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, ad caused the dawn to know its place?
  9. Have you entered into the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep darkness?
  10. Have you understood the expanse of the earth?
  11. Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
  12. And darkness, where is its place?
  13. Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle?
  14. Where is the way that the light is divided, or the east wind scattered on the earth?
  15. Who has cleft a channel for the flood, or a way for the thunderbolt, to bring rain on a land without people, on a desert without a man in it?
  16. Has the rain a father?
  17. Who has begotten the drops of dew?
  18. From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
  19. Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the cords of Orion?
  20. Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, and guide the Bear with her leviathan (1)satellites?
  21. Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, or fix their rule over the earth?
  22. Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that an abundance of water will cover you?
  23. Can you send forth lightning’s that they may go and say to you, “here we are?”
  24. Who has put wisdom in the innermost being or given understanding to the mind?
  25. Who can count the clouds by wisdom, or tip the water jars of the heavens, when the dust hardens into a mass and the clods stick together?
  26. Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait in their lair?
  27. Who prepares for the raven its nourishment, when its young cry to God and wander about without food?
  28. Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?
  29. Do you observe the calving of the deer?
  30. Can you count the months the fulfill, or do you know the time they give birth?
  31. Who sent out the wild donkey free? Who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey?
  32. Will the ox consent to serve you?
  33. Can you bind the wild ox in a furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you?
  34. Will you trust him because his strength is great and leave your labor to him?
  35. Will you have faith in him that he will return your grain and gather it from your threshing floor?
  36. Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust?
  37. Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, stretching his wings to the south?
  38. Is it by your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest high?
  39. Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it.
  40. Will you really annul My judgement?
  41. Will you condemn e that you may be justified?
  42. Do you have an arm like God, can you thunder with a voice like His?
  43. Can anyone capture the Behemoth, which I made as well as you?
  44. Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook?
  45. Can you press down his tongue with cord?
  46. Can you put a rope in his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook?Leviathan
  47. Will he make many supplications to you, or will he speak to you soft words?
  48. Will he make a covenant with you?
  49. Will you take him as a servant for you forever?
  50. Will you play with him as a bird?
  51. Will you bind him for your maidens?
  52. Will traders bargain for him?
  53. Will they divide him among the merchants?
  54. Can you fill his skin with harpoons, or his head with fishing spears?
  55. Who is he who can stand before Me?
  56. Who has given to Me that I should repay him?

Some of us were created for destruction, and I understand this. But it cross_summit_cross_christianity_218516grieves me that any of them should be people I love.

~ Bird