Christians get moving on election action

We’ve passed the half-way mark of the election campaign and the temperature could be rising just a little.

Waking a bit groggily this morning, the result of working split night shifts so that my already insomniac tendencies are exacerbated, I heard a promo for ABC Radio’s AM in which a determined-sounding woman was telling the reporter she wouldn’t be voting for Julia Gillard because she’s an atheist and she knew ‘hundreds of people’ who had the same view.

You can check out this story at Australian Christian Voter.

As if to keep the ball rolling, the Australian Christian Lobby launched its Australia Votes website today and once again you can get a good rundown  at ACV.

Finally, candidate electorate forums are up and running, check out a list of the ACL ones organised so far.

Or perhaps you would prefer the Make Poverty History/Micah Challenge variety. Learn about them here.

2 thoughts on “Christians get moving on election action

  1. Do we really not vote for someone because they’re an atheist or not a christian. Wouldn’t God be working on them, no matter where they are at on their journey, especially as we pray for our leaders … I know not all of them are God fearing and yet we pray. I know I’d prefer a christian there, but genuinely wonder sometimes if some of the atheists are more true of heart and conscience than those who call themselves christian. You just don’t know do you? Shouldn’t we vote on the party and not the leader? I’d appreciate some advice as I really have no idea and will look at the ALC website – haven’t done that yet.

  2. You raise some good points Ruth. Is it better to have a Prime Minister that has honestly placed her unbelief before the public or a Prime Minister that is pretending to be a Christian for the sake of electoral success? The first would usually be preferable as it makes room for ongoing honesty whereas the other just clouds issues with deceit. As well, we Christians believe in common grace in that every good thing comes from God so it’s possible for good to come from outside the strictly Christian paradigm but still be ultimately of God. I think the main thing is to be aware and to participate so that we don’t leave the great forum of democracy to those who give a damn. Our way of life and our beliefs bring genuine benefit for all so it is worth championing them, but not in a jingoistic or disrepctful way.

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