Tuesday, November 06, 2012
When Immature People Disagree Politically
Can anyone handle one more post about the election?
Probably not. Even though I've never posted such, at least this election.
I have nothing to say about candidates or issues or results or how long it took to vote. Or how anyone should vote. I'm tired of hearing about it too.
Let's talk about maturity.
One thing any election year shows me in huge degree is people's personal maturity level.
How you react to people with different political views tells me most everything I need to know about you.
Four years ago when the last presidential election was held a lady in the church who was politically active did some digging to try to find out my views on a few things and then suddenly, she was gone.
Just like that.
All it took was for her to think she knew how I felt about various issues. Did she have a conversation with me about it? No. Did she e-mail me about it? No.
It happened again this year with someone. Once they thought they ascertained my political leanings on some stuff... bam! That was it.
Because God forbid we be part of a church where the pastor doesn't share our political view. On everything.
How far are people going to take this?
God forbid we eat in a restaurant where the chef might not share our political view.
God forbid we go to a ballgame where the coach doesn't share our political view.
God forbid we go to a concert where the conductor's political views don't match ours exactly.
Some of my very best friends don't share my political views. At all.
One of the members of our church who is on our board of directors hasn't always shared mine and Larry's political view of things. We are close friends and enjoy many deep and thoughtful conversations about current events and politics.
We can have stimulating dialogue and hash things out, and remain as close as ever. Probably closer!
Because we're grown up that way.
Maturity is such a wonderful thing!!
Preface: I do not say this with an ounce of sarcasm whatsoever....
I truly believe one benefit of the craziness that is the political season is that it weeds out some of the more immature people from our lives.