“Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,’’ Clinton stated. “But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies.
Hilary Clinton made these remarks about the Republican presidential candidates. ‘Modern world’. Hmmm. I want to live in the modern world but my sense of modern considers a different ‘reality’ from Mrs. Clinton’s. The modern world in which I live is the world of the Kingdom of God as revealed in the Scriptures. It is a world where every life matters to God who created these lives even as difficult a situation as some may find themselves in. Even though Mrs. Clinton accuses some candidates of being so wrong about not choosing abortion in cases of rape or incest I doubt that this ‘would be’ President is interested at all in protecting the lives of all the unborn in most any situation. I am not sure what kind of ‘modern’ world Mrs. Clinton envisions but it seems to be one that does not include babies within the womb.
I am not in favor of criminalizing abortion. But I believe that in the Kingdom of God modern world we as intelligent people should be doing everything possible to help families NOT to have to choose abortion. It is a barbaric Dark Age world where abortion is used as a tool of convenience for choices people make in their lives. And I am personally aware of one situation where a young woman who was raped and still carried her child to term. She did this with the help of many loving people. And her little girl has a good life.
The Kingdom of God is about living a ‘good’ life, something the people of God need to encourage even in the hardest situations. We live by the Book that says God works all things to good for those who are in love with God and I suspect for lots of people who don’t even trust God.
Calling Republicans ‘terrorists’? Well, I guess that goes with the political territory. That’s modern world language for you. And it is most likely fodder for the news cattle.
I am sure that much of what I believe would be considered by Mrs. Clinton as ‘out of touch’. Out of touch with what, I don’t know. But I am more concerned to be ‘in touch’ with the reality of God’s kingdom. I want to search out God in all these matters and I want to do God’s will as best I can discern it. I’m not sure I will find it in all this political ballyhooing, but hey, you never know where God’s graceful presence may surprise us.