Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On Sarah Palin

I have had so many people ask me what I think of Sarah Palin. Although I haven't said much, I have plenty of opinions going in all directions!

I don't intend to tell who you should vote for on the presidential ticket. Honestly, I'm not sure what I will do myself.

But I have read probably close to a hundred articles on her since she appeared on the scene about a week ago. It seems that there are two reactions among the Christian community - either rip her to shreds because "she should be staying home with her babies and being a good mother" or people promoting her as though she is the Messiah and will completely turn our country around and stop every evil practice. I've been sad to see how rashly and harshly some people have responded with their opinions. Blogs have filled up with hundreds, even thousands of comments as people discuss every detail of her life and decide what is God's will for Sarah Palin and what isn't.

I found Douglas Wilson's piece on Sarah Palin to be a breath of fresh air. Not because I necessarily agree with every point he makes, but because he takes a thoughtful approach to the whole matter and doesn't declare to know God's will. He simply gives us all a lot of things to think about. Feel free to leave your thoughts on my blog, but please, let's keep the comments respectful!

You'll find Douglas Wilson's thoughts here.


Laurel said...

I'm so glad you posted that link, Mary. Very good points. I also am still processing, though I do know where my vote is going in Nov. Anyway, great food for thought. Thanks!

Shelly said...

I am very happy with Senator McCain's choice. It greatly affirms his long-time pro-life, pro-military, pro-conservative judges, and pro-biblically defined family positions. I will vote for the McCain/Palin ticket with a glad heart. Are they perfect? No. But guess what? Nobody is, and I think they will do an excellent job leading America and choosing 2-4 of our next Supreme Court Justices (which is of UTMOST importance) should the Lord grant them the opportunity.