Sunday 15 May 2016

Will Jesus Followers Support Donald Trump?

I ask this as a lifelong Republican and as a lifelong Christian who attends church several times a week:: 

How can a true Christian support Donald Trump? The Bible says that when the righteous rule, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people mourn. 

Nothing about Donald Trump's life/behavior or policies even remotely suggests that he is Christian: 

* Extreme self-centeredness 
* Meanness/nastiness towards others, both individually and as groups 
* No real commitment to church attendance 
* No knowledge of the Bible ("Two Corinthians") or illustrated desire to repent (he doesn't ask God for forgiveness) 
* Extreme wealth that he doesn't give away 

What am I missing? Yes, Obama & Co. are perhaps worse, but I don't see how I can support Trump at all.

 Because everyone has their own idea of who Jesus really was, obviously.

Some Christians don't even realize Jesus was a Jew who absolutely hated money and Capitalism.

(See the part where Jesus chases the money launderers with two whips)

Hell, even the Nazis thought Jesus was proud of them.

I have found most elections involve voting for the "lesser of two evils."

This will be no exception.

I was not a supporter of Donald Trump. He was not my first choice.

Will I vote for Donald Trump? Absolutely, since it appears the opponent will be Hillary Clinton, who is horrible. And I am not a Bernie Sanders fan either.

Donald Trump has captured an incredible following. We like to think we live in a democracy, and so it is a bit upsetting when the so-called leaders of the Republican party are trying to stop him. That goes against the grain of a democracy.

Granted, Trump has projected himself in such a way as to attract attention. He has hit a nerve for people who are upset with the way things are being run. He has an obnoxious manner that some people like, and some people find objectionable. And what about "political correctness?"

The problem with political correctness is that it is often not based on anything that is truly correct.

It is interesting that Donald Trump has been ignoring "political correctness," and the media jumps all over it, but his poll numbers remain high. This may reflect that there are a lot of people who are feed up with "political correctness," and they would prefer someone to tell it like it is.

Trump could end up being a horrible president, or maybe a great president. But I know Hillary Clinton would be a horrible president. Not voting for Hillary. That's for sure.

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