I’ll preface this post by a personal revelation (not that anyone is likely to care one way or another), but the candidate for whom I voted did not win, though I knew that would happen when I casted my vote. I will also reveal that of the two candidates that had a chance to win (neither of whom I voted for), the candidate that I would have preferred to win did not. Either way, I had settled it in my mind prior to the election that the candidate that I would prefer to become the president did not have a chance at the presidency, so I was not terribly disappointed by the news when I awoke this morning.
What I am disappointed in, and what I have been disappointed in for years and through numerous election cycles, is the conduct of many Christians during various campaigns and following elections. And though I could justly be thinking of the rhetoric used by Christians, their tendency to fall in line with a political party without reservation, or their seeming love affair with war, I am mostly disappointed in their passion and zealotry for politics. In this respect, this election year has been particularly poignant, having witnessed Christians, with great zeal, placing their hope and their future in man who, by its basest definition, is anti-Christ. Even our most beloved “reverend” Billy Graham saw it fitting to remove Mormonism from his list of cults for sake of the political “good” of the United States.