M. Beaudoin: A minority viewpoint

Being a conservative Christian, I find my viewpoints in the minority since the election.

I am considering joining the Democratic party so I am not discriminated against. But first, I have a few questions:

I believe there is one God, who offers me eternal life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I also believe his word, the Bible, is absolute truth. So, will I be able to just believe the parts that make me feel good and ignore the rest?

I also believe that it takes a man and a woman to conceive a child and create a family. Is it really OK to teach children that they can have two mommies or two daddies? Why can't I have two wives, or a wife and a husband? I am getting confused.

Speaking of kids, I thought the Democrats are all about equality and fairness. So why is it OK to kill a baby before he or she is even born? That doesn't seem fair.

Why do some Democrats want to legalize marijuana, but not all the other illegal drugs? Isn't that discrimination? Maybe the drug dealers should form a union so they would be treated fairly.

So many questions, so little time. Off to work I go; gotta pay those taxes and tackle that deficit.

Maybe the Democratic Party can send me some money so I can stay home and write another letter. Better yet, how about a free bag of marijuana? Maybe then I wouldn't care what happens.

Mark Beaudoin, Hanover

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Jonathan Albrecht's picture

Mark, you may already be experimenting.

As a conservative Christian who believe in the absolute truth of the Bible (even though it was first created by an Emperor of Rome and a pagan one at that), you should be a Democrat. No better Democratic manual exists than the Four Gospels and the specific words of Christ himself.
But don't cherrypick the words that confirm your own personal opinoins. Believe in marriage between and man and a woman. Believe abortion is wrong. Many democrats do.
Legalizing marijuana is no a Democratic issue. Many democrats; Many Republicans agree that factually marijuana is completely different from hard drugs and ought to be treated as more like alcohol which is much more like a hard drug than marijuana.
But what gets you is a word - "discrimination". We all discriminate all the time. Democrats believe you should discriminate based on facts, scientific evidence, real impacts on society. Republicans believe you should discriminate based on myth, legend, and personal gain.

Jason Theriault's picture

I'll answer a few

Why can't I have two wives, or a wife and a husband? I am getting confused.

According to the bible, you can

Speaking of kids, I thought the Democrats are all about equality and fairness. So why is it OK to kill a baby before he or she is even born? That doesn't seem fair.

Why is it republicans only care about the baby only when it's in the womb? Once it gets out, I guess they figure he or she has bootstraps to pull themselves up by? I would give you a serious reply, but you seem to be more interested in being glib, so I won't bother.

Why do some Democrats want to legalize marijuana, but not all the other illegal drugs?
Because marijuana is no more harmful than cigarettes, and while i would be nice if people did neither, thats not happening. And since the US spends 1.3 billion on people for marijuana crimes, I think now would be a good time to re-think that strategy.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If marijuana is no more

If marijuana is no more harmful than cigarettes does that make it innocuous? Cigarettes cause lung cancer and people die. Weed cannot be totally harmless to the lungs, although weed smokers like to argue that point.
Which would you rather have driving towards you on a two lane rural road on a warm summer night in Auburn? A guy who has smoked a dozen cigarettes in the last two hours or a guy who has smoked 5 joints in the same two hours.

RONALD RIML's picture

Perhaps you can get a J-O-B and work for your Marijuana

Then you might appreciate it more.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

He could sell weed and be

He could sell weed and be referred to as an undocumented pharmacist.

AL PELLETIER's picture

Here you go, Mark

The Bible is the absolute truth?
Leviticus: If a man lays with another man, he shall be stoned.
Guess your right.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The parrot sez he'd HAVE to

The parrot sez he'd HAVE to be stoned to lay with another male parrot.

RONALD RIML's picture

Checking in with Leviticus......

Leviticus 19:19 reads: "You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together."

- There goes a poly-cotton or cotton-wool blend... :(

Leviticus 11:10 reads: "But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable.

- There goes Maine's famous 'Sea-Bug' - the Lobster, no scallops nor shrimp, and certainly no 'steamers' nor oysters. Hell - what did I move to Maine for??

MICHAEL LEBLANC's picture

Gee, Al, who knew ...

... you were into marijuana. Oh, wait, maybe you meant ...

The same sentiment is in that other absolute truth, the Koran, and it is taken very literally in some of those tolerant, peace-loving Islamic republics. In fact, Mahmoud Inadinnerjacket has proclaimed there are no homosexuals in Iran. Perhaps this is why.

Michael Hobbs's picture

I wanted to sit here and

I wanted to sit here and answer all of your questions, but you are clearly one of the ultra conservative Christians so I would be talking to a wall. With that said, quit crying about losing already.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Are you saying that talking

Are you saying that talking to an ultra conservative Christian is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end? That same reference has been made in trying to reason with a liberal.

David A. Gagnon's picture

Guess what,

he wasn't crying, he was stating fact and asking legitimate questions. Democrats are hypocrites.

JOANNE MOORE's picture

He was baiting the hook.

That's what these self important "Christians" do. They are in your face about everything as if their point of view was the only one. What they don't realize is that the quickest way to invite ridicule is to write such drivel. Who cares?

RONALD RIML's picture

Tell us about 'Hypocrites"

JOANNE MOORE's picture

Why can't I see this comment?

Is it X-rated? ; )

Michael Hobbs's picture

Complaining about same-sex

Complaining about same-sex marriage is the same as crying. Just Sayin'

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Neither complaining nor

Neither complaining nor crying are illegal activities. Just sayin'.

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