I've always been a huge fan of discussing "issues" with my friends and family, as well as online, with the emphasis lately here on BB. I was reading a few Psalms last night before I went to bed and Psalm 37 was the second I read. The first few verses of the Psalm seemed to just jump off the page and smack me in the head... I really recommend reading the entire chapter and spending some time in quiet reflection and prayer over the passage. This chapter is speaking quite directly and bluntly to me. It's telling me that I'm wasting my time (totally) when I engage in political discussion with anyone who disagrees with what I believe (no... I'm not saying I'm correct on EVERYTHING, no one is perfect) as they are unwitting pawns, used by satan to sap my time and energy, keeping me from concentrating on IMPORTANT issues and doing GOOD in the world. There seem to be a few trolls on this board who purposefully bait any number of us conservatives, getting us all hot under the collar and forcing us to spend all manner of hours researching trivial matters to show that they are wrong. Could it be possible that these trolls, these debates, are just satan's way of getting us to waste time in a prideful way by insisting that we're right and they're wrong while keeping us away from many other things that the Lord has commissioned us for? Personally I've found this Politics forum to be quite lively and love the fact that there are a number of conservatives out there like me that I can enjoy time with but feel led to ask the question, 'Are we following the Lord's will when we enter into debate on many of these issues which are obviously steeped in worldly thinking?' Ps. 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him... :sleeping_2: The rapture is going to happen with or without our input as will the coming of the anti-christ, as will the tribulation. I realize we're supposed to be civic-minded, but to what extent and at what cost? Personally I'm going to find it EXTREMELY difficult to let go of debates on political matters as I absolutely LOVE to debate the issues. The more I think about it though, the more I see my debate as being prideful and an utter waste of time in the long run as my words are falling on the deaf ears of those hardened to the ways of the world. Thoughts?