I just got my absentee ballot

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Now I wish I knew what to do with the vote for president.

    Along with the big 2, Baldwin, Barr, and Nader are on the Alabama ballot.

    McCain, Baldwin, or Barr?????????????

    I thought I had it sussed 3 weeks ago :(
     
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    If you would rather live in Ireland, why do you bother to vote in America?

    For that matter, why are absentee ballots even available? I can understand it for government employees serving and working overseas, but why make it available to folks that choose to live abroad?

    If you choose to live in Ireland, then how will the outcome of the election really affect you?

    AJ
     
  3. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Ah, my friendly stalker continues :)

    I am a US citizen, everything my country does affects me. So you think all missionaries should give up their right to vote when the leave America? Or just me :)?
     
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    I am not a stalker, but that is not the point.

    Missionary?..In Ireland? I think of Ireland as more of a vacation destination than a third world country in need of hearing the gospel.

    Dont they already have preachers there?

    BTW, in my opinion, our own state of Texas is more close to being a third world country than Ireland, and we do indeed need more missionaries that are willing to go to Texas.

    AJ
     
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    So, do you think all missionaries should give up their right to vote?
     
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    No, the ones in China, Thailand or Africa should vote, but the ones on vacation in Ireland shouldnt.:thumbs:

    AJ
     
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    Like I thought - its only me that should give up my right to vote.

    Well, like it or not, I have it - - just wish I knew what to do in this election.
     
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    Roger, I apologise. I am sure that you face many dangers and prosecution every day trying to bring the gospel to those heathen Irish. It must be very difficult living under the conditions that you have to endure over there.

    I was callous and not thinking straight.

    AJ
     
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    As a matter of fact, i will tell my church about the cruelty and oppresion that you face over there in ireland, and about the awful sickness and hunger that you must have to deal with every day, and see if we cant get you some more financial support.

    AJ
     
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    AJ, perhaps I misunderstood your posts, but they seems awfully sarcastic. I am not sure what the problem is with you and Roger, but it seems like you are going a bit overboard.

    We are having our missions conferernce this week and one of the missionaries attending the conference is a young couple raising support to go to Wales. As they were speaking they mentioned how Wales (and much of Europe really) is a post-Christian nation. There are some 200 churches closing their doors each year (or was it each month?) in the country. Many of these buildings are being bought to house bars, video outlets, and mosques. One preacher was told by a local muslim cleric that they were waiting for him to die so they can buy the church for a mosque. This couple looks forward to reaching the field and bringing the light back to a nation that once boasted a great revival. Sad.

    Roger, I thought of you and your family last night as well. You are in my prayers.
     
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    So, what do I do with my ballot? I voted Constitution Party last time and Alabama is firmly in the GOP's pocket so maybe I can repeat?

    But then I wonder in Baldwin is really qualified to be president.

    Argh.
     
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    The moral breakdown and apostasy of our modern society is worldwide. I hardly see preachers ministering in Western Europe as missionaries.

    Hey, there is much more apostasy in Honolulu, and Miami....maybe I should ask my church to sponsor me financially and send me there!!!!!

    After all, they NEED me

    AJ
     
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    Missionaries don't go only to third-world countries. Paul's journeys more often than not did not take him to the "bush."
     
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    Paul was taking the gospel to places that had never heard of it before. I imagine that ireland has knowledge of the gospel. if the western europeans decide to ignore the morals and teachings of the Bible, then it is a social choice, and not because of a lack of knowledge of the gospel.

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    Think we might stay on topic?
     
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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    So now it's OK to question a guy's calling??

    It's one thing to harrass a guy. It's another entirely to question a missionary's calling.

    You owe Roger an apology. Seriously.
     
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    I think Baldwin would be the best bet.

    And it's good to see you react to your attacker with such grace & maturity. May I show half of it in my time, here.
     
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    ajg,

    You need to cut it out. Western Europe is one of the most spiritually dead places in the world. We need solid Evangelical witness there, and sometimes that includes sending missionaries there. The Gospel is to be spread to all the world. Some are called to places where the Gospel hasn't reached and some are called to post-Christian areas to revive the work of the Gospel or maintain its witness.

    You seriously do need to apologize to Roger.
     
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    Can't tell you who to vote for, but if you are having the same debate I have been, I feel for you:

    Do I vote for the candidate I think is best of all of the choices?
    Or do I vote for the "lesser evil" of the only 2 candidates that have a chance to win?
    Or do I refuse to accept a "lesser evil" and vote for no one?
    If I vote for 1 of the 2, I further the 2-party system we have where no candidate I truly believe in can win a nomination.
    If I vote for my favorite candidate overall, assuming he's not one of the big 2, I may be allowing a "greater evil" to win the election. I feel obligated to fight against this.

    The Palin and Biden choices helped push me a little. I will be voting for McCain, the "lesser evil" imho.

    Best wishes for your choice, and may God grant you wisdom in your decision and peace about it afterward!
     

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