Comment: O thou of little faith

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O thou of little faith

Hi WhitfieldGeorge,

Ah, so you represent two great awakenings. Okay, so if you know who George Whitfield is, I'll assume you are not only Christian but (in the minority that has actually) read the New Testament. You should understand the power of faith.

"And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him [caught Peter from sinking], and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Matthew 14:31)

"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." (Mark 11:23)

(Some would call it the power of "positive thinking." My new age friends call it the "law of attraction." I'll stick with Jesus and acknowledge the Source of such spiritual truths.) In any event, I have no intention of entertaining doubts as to Ron Paul winning - thereby actually diminishing the chance he will win. Whether your intentions are honest or otherwise, it's not helpful for you and others to continually postulate, "but what if," let alone now be actively working against Ron Paul.

I read some of your other posts to try to see where you're coming from, and you said you'd already done everything you could for Ron Paul by voting for him in the primary and so have now sent a check to Johnson. You could have sent that check to Paul. Instead of repeatedly listing reasons to vote for someone else, you could be listing reasons to vote for Ron Paul, something that might add to the dialogue of how we can best frame the arguments when speaking with family or friends who aren't quite there yet.

I appreciate the work of the Libertarian Party. I appreciate your support of Ron Paul until now. But I'm behind him for the long haul: no if's, and's, or but's. When I come across doubters, I say what Jesus did to the devil and to Peter when they tried to tempt Him away from His purpose. "Get thee hence, Satan..." (Matthew 16:23) I mean that figuratively, of course. Hope you'll come back!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir