Thursday, October 30, 2008

An Election Choice Post

I was googling "coexist" and this popped up. I enjoyed reading the post about this man's election choice. It did not sound angry, it did not call anyone names or seek to villify anyone. It sounded reasonable to me (I don't necessarily agree with him, but I really appreciate him taking the time to share his thoughts). I've read so much commentary about politics recently and so much of it has been very angry. It was so nice to read something that wasn't. Plus, I always think it's cool when Christians are into triathalon training.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words and the link. I have to say that I do not believe I have the patience for knitting. My grandma tried to teach me when I was young, and I remember knitting a square. I'll stick with triathlons which I LOVE. As part of my training I have recently started yoga which I see, by the way, that you are into on your profile. It is possibly the hardest thing I have done but after three weeks can definitely tell it is helping me. We recently took our boys out of a Christian school because of things like them being told that yoga is a way to let evil spirits within you. That is crap. I think it is cool when Christians are into yoga. Thanks for checking me out.

Marjorie said...

Kind words are very important, I think. Too often what we hear most are the unkind ones - especially during an election season. I don't know if you've gotten a lot of heat in your comments, but I can see the potential for it, and I really admired that you were willing to share your thoughts even with the potential. It's so nice to see someone living their faith in an honest way - stating what is important to them, regardless of how they might be treated because of it. It may sound overblown, but that is what I see as Christ-like.

I am a fan of yoga. I took classes at a studio for awhile, but most of my yoga is through Rodney Yee DVDs. It is very important for athletes to be flexible - as I often tell my running but non-stretching husband. I, too, have heard it said by Christians of a more fundamentalist nature that yoga can be evil. I understand why they say it if yoga is approached as a way of worship or religion because they might see it as a perversion from the worship of God. However, I don't agree, but I'm a very liberal Christian.