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A Question for all my friends at Deily about Politics & Religion

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I'm interested in hearing what people on Deily think in relation to the following question. Based on your individual knowledge of God; do you think He is a Liberal, Conservative or Independent and more importantly, why do you feel this way. What candidate do you think God would support the most? Please use specific passages in whatever Bible you follow to make your case. My personal opinion is that there are clear statements in scripture where God would be socially Conservative; ex. Abortion, Gay Marriage and other places where he would be a liberal, i.e. 1/10th of your produce must be left for the poor [tithing], universal healthcare and free education. In my personal opinion, I believe any of the current Republican candidates fit closer to God's ideals than anyone in the Democratic party. Please don't make this "ugly", this is a learning opportunity for all! Shalom and God bless.

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1 Heinz Weverink = " This question is deceptively simple.  A worthy discussion but not quickly answered.  One of my favorite lines is quote from the movie “Amadeus”, and it just struck me what Amadeus means.  “Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all”.  There are simply too many assumptions, too many variables, too many humans, too many interpretations.  Too many notes for a quick answer.With respect, I agree and simultaneously disagree.  But on a whole this is a subject that should be discussed at length, in a courteous and professional manner.  What is at issue here are way too many issues.  Separation of church and state. Free will.  Man’s law versus God’s law.  Which version of Christianity? Which version of God for the non-Christians?  With so many issues and no single human being able to address all of them into a cohesive answer, how do we choose?  How do we read the true hearts of men, men who would lie and cheat to achieve their goals?  What’s more, right now even the political parties alluded to in this discussion have no clue as to what they stand for.  So now we have exponentially increased the complexity of the issue.While I will gladly participate in this discussion, I am reminded that my immediate obligation is to my brothers and sisters and to preserving what is left of creation.  For me, the politics of man are insignificant.  What counts in the minds of the population of this planet is summed up in one simple question “did you bring the rice?”"
2 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Why does God care about politics you might ask? All throughout scripture, God selected certain individuals whom He believed were fit to lead the nation of Israel at specific times of crisis throughout history. God personally chose Abraham, Moses, David, etc. because He is actively involved in the daily lives and struggles of His creations.There are some people who believe that God created the world and then abandoned it; allowing it to function on its own without his guidance. The story of the Exodus teaches Jews that God is not just a viewer in creation, but an active participant as well.So does God care about human politics? I certainly believe so."
3 Michael McKissick = ""Never discuss politics or religion." ...unless you're on Deily, then feel free to discuss both. Wow, I don't even know how to begin. I feel like this is such a loaded topic. It's difficult enough to try and fathom the character of G-d, but then to try and ascribe Him to a political party? That's a fool's errand. Nonetheless, here's my opinion...I believe that G-d's desire is for our civil conduct to glorify Him and reflect the truth that He has revealed to us. They first thing that comes to mind is the second of the two greatest commandments in Matthew 22:39: love your neighbor as yourself. So from the highest level, I think G-d would support the party whose policies are aimed at loving people.Having said that, I don't think either party can claim to totally love people. We're a broken and imperfect people, and there is a devaluation of human life on each side of the aisle.When it comes down to it, G-d is more concerned with the motives of your heart as opposed to the ballot you submit. So if I had to label the creator of the universe, I think He's the Independent. "
4 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Michael, excellently stated... I agree with most of what you said; however, I believe that if we choose to remain silent at the taking of innocent life such as the case with abortion, then our silence ultimately condones these evil acts. While don't have direct control over specific agendas, voting gives us a say in helping to stop these blights on our society. We can't feed every homeless person but voting allows us to exercise how much of our dollars go to social programs, etc.If we are to "love" our neighbor, then we should include the unborn children in that love. If we are to "love" our neighbor, then we should teach people how to fish and not just give them fish. If we are to "love" our neighbor, then we should protect them by strengthening laws against criminals who seek to harm our loved ones. Ultimately it's not the love in our hearts that helps others but the love we show with our hands."
5 Michael McKissick = "It's difficult to know when personal action falls short, and when the government reaches too far. It's true that government programs can have a greater impact than the actions of a single individual, but welfare programs should not replace the charity within an individual. You statement about silence reminds me of what Martin Luther said, "You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."Also, I was intrigued by the idea you put forth connecting G-d, politics, and the leaders of Israel. I was wondering: was his direct involvement with Moses, Abraham, and David examples of how invested He is in worldly governments even to this day, or were those just singular incidents of G-d intervening with worldly events to accomplish His greater purpose?"
6 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Michael, in the Jewish faith we believe in God's active participation in our daily lives. We don't look at the selection of our leaders as random acts, but as divinely guided; we always get the leadership we deserve.We believe this is just as true with the ordination of Moses [who led the greatest generation] as it was with the ordination of Obama. A great generation is given a great leader and the sad state of our elected officials are a testament to the decayed state of our nation [unfortunately]."
7 James Oppenheimer = "And what are God's ideals?Oh, I think we have a good resource to point this out.The prophets are really very clear: You wealthy are abusing the poor; you are robbing the poor. Stop it. This is the word of The Lord.Part of the law commands landowners: "When you harvest, make sure always to leave a bit around the edges so that the poor and the traveler can get something for themselves." You'll recall that this very custom is alluded to in Ruth.We used to do this in America. Businessmen (and women) always left a little bit aside to help others, and they helped someone just because it needed to be done, not expecting anything in return. Today, this margin has been completely cut away. The soulless eyes of the business owner only care about the bottom line. It matters not a fig that others force him to do it; it used to be that we acted appropriately, and we no longer do.The record is pretty clear that God cares about the little person, not the rich or the powerful.  The good writer mentions abortion. I believe that God wants us to create a world where abortion is not ever needed, not to attack the poor and oppressed just because they are poor.  I believe that love and sexuality is complicated, and efforts to force matters into simple black-and-white solutions almost always make things worse, and it's usually for the little guy that things are made worse, and that surely is contrary to the will of God!‘With what shall I come before the Lord,   and bow myself before God on high?Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,   with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,   with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,   the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’ He has told you, O mortal, what is good;   and what does the Lord require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness,   and to walk humbly with your God? Let Justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream."