The fear that has been infused into her is so sad.
She is so fearful about Obama.
When it came to late at night she finally admitted that her
was that "he is Muslim".
What brings a person of kindness to question
basic faith of another?
The fear is destroying her!
It really was sad.
I know many of Islam who are truly wonderful people.
Isn't this country BASED on freedom of religion.
Even if he WERE Islamic-
what difference should that make if his intent
is the good of the country as he sees it?
Aren't some of the greatest atrocities of time put
forth in the name of a religion-
but not of the religion?
And how does someone judge another's heart.
Obama has declared, publicly, for Christ.
But she does not like his old pastor.
Heck, her own pastor supports sanctuary for illegals
(another hot topic for her)!
My own Christian identity has been questioned
because I choose to believe there is a better way
than fear mongering and hate.
Many of the mongering predictions have not come true.
That does not seem to make a difference.
We are on better terms after the weekend.
We agree that it is still the greatest country on the earth.
She understands that I never have fully supported
any politician that I have voted for.
There is always something I do not agree with.
She heard me as I stated that I look at
all of the information and vote for those closest to my beliefs
(knowing that all leaders do not have the same job).
I vote for the person, not the party.
I need to be optimistic about our future-
my daughter is raising my mother's great grand child.
Most of all, we have come to agreement that
it is not ours to judge a faith.
That alone belongs to God.
As my father said,
"Those who wear their religion on their sleeve
will have a difficult time
justifying their snobbery to God."
I believe that those who wear religion on their sleeve
for political gain
drive many more away from God than draw to.