Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just Let Them Die!

I have a confession to make. I sometimes look into these political debates. They are kind of like professional wrestling - entertaining but not real. I clicked back and forth from the Monday Night Football game. But when I clicked in at the end of the debate, this is what I heard:

What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn't have health insurance? Who pays for his coverage? "Are you saying society should just let him die?" Wolf Blitzer asked.

"Yeah!" several members of the crowd yelled out.

There it is, incontrovertible proof of a Christian nation. Excuse me while take some Pepto-Bismol.


Anonymous said...

While I agree with your position on politics (His Kingdom is not of this world), I don't understand your views on this particular subject. Yes, not caring for those without health insurance is hardly "Christian", but why should our government force us to pay for universal health care anymore than it should force us to recognize (or not recognize) gay marriage? Either way, it's legislated morality.

Radiance said...

Totally agree Rick. Ironically I think Ron Paul, in practice, is the most genuinely compassionate person in the race and someone who, as a physician has provided medical care to the poor. His son, Rand Paul is Senator of Kentucky and he opened up an eye clinic for low income patients in his community.

I admire Ron Paul's brave, pacifist-minded stances against US imperialism and the respectful tone he uses with regard to how to handle illegal immigration (including the idea that churches should not be punished for providing aid and refuge to immigrants.) He is just not skilled at times with the delivery of his opinions.

His whole concept of limited government rests on the belief that socialism prevents neighbors, families, churches, and communities from stepping up to the plate to help the needy. Unfortunately, I believe the opposite is true. Churches have failed in our duties to care for the suffering so the government must step in.

The reaction of last night's crowd is inidicative of the soul killers Americans have placed their faith in. People feel that their lives and futures are dependent on their insurance companies, the status of their premiums, and the mercy of their doctors--not the sovereignty and mercy of God. People thereby put a pricetag on life and promote a very selfish survival mindset that rests on self preservation over the needs of others.

During last week's debate, the crowd cheered as Rick Perry gave a very Texan defense of how often he and his state utililize the death penalty. Apparently, people do not want to be clued in to the state's horrible track record of wrongful accusation, the racist justice system, and the exoneration of dozens of criminals in light of DNA proof--some criminals had spent over 30 years in jail before being released!!!!

Rick Frueh said...

Ron Paul supports states deciding on abortion, which is in effect, having no stnace at all. He is in favor, for instance, of California allowing abortion by popular vote.

I cannot know the spiritual condition of Ron Paul, but I have never heard him speak of Christ and he is a baptized Episcopalian. This is where politics and moral stands join believers in unbiblical alliances.

The point of my post was to show openly the hypocrisy of some conservatives, many of whom have some level of profession of Christ.

But I view all the debates as useless performances within a fallen system of which the enemy uses to distract believers from the gospel.

Radiance said...

I do not agree with Paul on a host of things, but to his credit he does his best to keep his religion (whatever it is) in his heart and not entangle the name of Christ with politics. In other words, he is not a religious righter hosting nationalist prayer rallies and the like.

Rick Frueh said...

He's a good as any on them.