3 comments on “Why Am I So Bitter About Obama?

  1. Oh M! I’m not sure what to say. I’m sorry that you are so depressed by Obama’s election. Your feelings are valid. But I do not share them. I do have hope that this will all turn out well. I won’t argue the politics of it as you and I have gone down that road before. We have fundamentally different paradigms and I’m grateful for your continued friendship despite your abhorrence of my political beliefs.

    But you simply cannot let this rob you of your faith in humanity. The good outnumber the evil. I believe that. I also believe that Obama – fallible human that he is – has good intentions. But most of all I believe God’s hand is in everything; even in this. Despite your reply to your Facebook status yesterday, I know that you know this too. There is nothing that He cannot use to accomplish his divine will.

    I wish I knew what to say to give you peace about this but of course I realize that anything I say probably only makes you feel worse as I’m sure you include me in the deluded. I hope that you keep talking about this. I hope that you will continue to take the time to educate me on your views. You are one of the smartest people I’ve ever met and I respect you immensely.

    But I will not let you take away my hope. I remain optimistic.

  2. Good thoughts, Mark. I have had similar feelings. And though I don't think MLK Jr. would advocate electing someone "merely based on the color of his skin", I'm not so sure to "move even closer to a Marxist-style government" wouldn't be okay by him.

  3. @Charlotte: Sorry for the late reply and thank you for your comment. It was very thoughtful and I appreciate it.

    I’m not sure if I even agree that God tries to have His hand in everything. D&C 58 says that it is not “meet that [God] should command in all things”. And, even if He did try, the principle of agency means everything’s not always going to go the way He wants it.

    So, I agree that He probably does try to inspire the leaders of nations. My fear (and, frankly, expectation, at this point) is that they don’t listen.

    And I don’t think you’re deluded. You just have a different opinion, which I enjoy hearing.

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