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  1. I do not expect to be able to vote for people who uphold every scriptural command, but surely it is not too much to argue that politicians should refrain from telling lies. I do not need this site. Carry on voting for liars you morons, and hope and pray that their lies do not harm you. Can I terminate my site membership? If so I will.
  2. To be honest, I find that extremely offensive. I refrain from voting not because politicians might lie, but because they almost certainly will. I have already said that I will consider voting for a political party which supports honesty. For example, I would like MPs to be legally bound never to tell lies, and to lose their seats in parliament if they do tell lies. Does any party support that? While you vote for whichever lying scumbag is closer to Godly tenets, people suffer, and will continue to do so. I am close to quitting this site, and I urge you to consider an unreserved apology.
  3. Exodus 18:21 is an excellent text. It tells me why I should not vote for dishonest politicians. No, but at least I can truthfully say that I did not put them in office.
  4. Politics in the USA is dominated by two political parties, which both tolerate abortion. Politics in the UK is dominated by two political parties, which both tolerate abortion. They are also both committed to dishonesty, and do not get my vote.
  5. It did not give a mandate to dishonesty.
  6. It is hardly a question of left or right. It is a question of honesty versus evil. Why should we let evil triumph?
  7. In what sense? I will consider voting for a political party which is committed to promoting honesty, but which party is that? As for Becky's point about the lesser of two evils, that is akin to surrender. The Democrats and the Republicans will thrive in the USA as long as people will vote for the lesser evil. The Tories and Labour will thrive in the UK as long as people vote for the lesser evil. Justice will triumph when we stop voting for liars.
  8. By we I mean the people of the United Kingdom as a whole, although I accept that similar situations exist in other countries. By we I suppose I exempt anyone who does not vote, which includes myself. I did not vote in either of the last two parliamentary general elections in this country. I did vote in the most recent council elections, but only for two independent candidates. I would be pleased if even just one political party committed itself to the cause of honesty in politics, but sadly I have yet to find one which has that ambition. As a Christian I feel that I should not encourage dishonesty, and that is one reason why I tend not to vote.
  9. A solicitor called Adam Kemeny has been struck off from practising as a lawyer after admitting evading train tickets to the value of hundreds of pounds. A rich financier called Jonathan Burrows is also unlikely ever to work in finance again, after being caught evading thousands of pounds worth of train fares. And yet we allow the most brazen of liars to occupy even the highest of political offices.
  10. I just realised that I mis-spelt a word in a previous post (here for hear). That is very unusual for me. I accept that Jesus often offended people, but Jesus was right. By contrast, when I am offended it is usually by someone who probably hasn't even bothered to think through their position.
  11. We have crossed over, so to speak. This is the politics section, and I have started a new thread in the ministry section of the site.
  12. It is actually quite hard in the UK to go to a church which does not accept women into ministry. Almost all denominations do so nowadays. I don't wish to sound blasphemous, but I feel that I would rather here an inoffensive sermon from a woman preacher than an offensive sermon from a male preacher. I may write more on this matter, but probably in another thread.
  13. Try the Tab Sheet Music channel on YT for starters. Click on the settings icon - the cog wheel at the bottom of the screen - and you can slow the video to half speed to make it easier to play along. And please update us on your progress.
  14. To be honest I don't think she even thought about it.
  15. I was at church last year, and the visiting minister - female - said that the Brexit referendum vote was driven by hate. She did not have to mention the subject at all, and the way she handled it was crass. Did she honestly believe that no one in the congregation voted leave? I am a proud leave voter, and I confronted her after the service, but she backtracked and said something about how what she meant was something else. Yeah right. A few months later I arrived at church, found out that she was taking the service, and left. If she ever returns to my church, I will once again be absent that day. I am not saying that clerics should not discuss politics, but insulting people who voted leave is not something I want to encourage.
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