Thursday, November 8, 2012

So. Another 4 years.

I find US politics fascinating, but more fascinating than the elections themselves, is the response of Christians.

Of course US Christians who sit to the right are pretty disappointed about Obama's re-election. But what should they do to prevent such a thing happening again in 2016?

Doug Wilson who blogs at Blog and Mablog says:

Over the next four years our energies should be focused on getting all Christian kids out of the government schools. If your kids are educated by people who are soft in the head, why would you expect them to grow up and not vote for people who are soft in the head? 


  1. Hmmm.....I don't agree with him. But his viewpoint on educating kids in Christian schools is heavily pushed in the church we attend so we hear this quite regularly.

    I read the comments on Doug's post and found this:

    "I would like to think that I would be years ahead in my calling if I had not had to endure the process of untangling my Christian faith from statist deviations and distortions that are inherent in state schools.I believe Christians should shake their children lose from the demonic and stupefying effects of these godless institutions. I see this as no less than the moral equivalent of our early ancestors rescuing abandoned babies from the city walls - only this time the foundlings are our own, not those of strangers."

    Scary stuff.

    Just for the record, I was happy to see Obama get back in. I'll be very interested to see if he can get his healthcare package up.

  2. I guess you could make the same argument for evangelism: if your kids don't talk to non-Christian people when they're young, why would you expect them to do it when they grow up?

  3. That's a really odd statement by Douglas Wilson. Non-Christian people are "soft in the head" and their opinions should be avoided? So becoming a Christian increases your intelligence then? I though it was about being rescued from sin!

  4. Someone is wrong on the Internet. Gosh, what that does to my blood pressure.

  5. I've been reading Doug Wilson all year. This paragraph makes perfect sense in the context of his brand of post trib theology and his political views (neither of which I share). If you just read a post or two of his, cold, the blood pressure rises...

    1. I'm not surprised by this at all. I, too, have been reading Wilson on and off for a while.

      There are quite a few people down here who love him.

      I've become immune to it. As soon as I hear something about homeschooling, thermomixes, Rushdoony, Psalm 1 and state-schools-are-the-antiChrist I glaze over.

    2. Al, I agree that you do become immune to it all after a while. I do have moments where I feel like we are stranded on a desert island amongst all the homeschoolers and Christian schoolers in our church though.
      So what's the link between Doug and thermomixes??

    3. It's home schoolers and thermomixes down here.

  6. Oops. I clicked on that link and had a read. My blood pressure has risen. Time to take some deep breaths.