Well hello there! It seems I've been getting a fair bit of traffic lately over the Iran/National Post controversy, (thanks in part to Canadian Cynic
, and, in a roundabout way, Antonia Zerb from the Toronto Star) so as a result, I figured I should at least give a brief intro...
As you can tell by my blog name, I am a Bible believing Christian, and a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Despite what you may have read in various lefty blogs and the main stream media (referred to here affectionately as "the MSM"), we don't run the Party... and all plans for our imminent take-over have been put on indefinite hold, due to the exposure of our "vast right-wing conspiracy". We were hoping to keep it under wraps, but, since that didn't pan out, we've relegated ourselves mainly to the blogosphere, and to various late night after-church meetings... kidding.
Seriously, I've become involved in political commentary over the last few years due to a dissatisfaction with how various groups, including the MSM, have treated issues that people of faith, like myself, care about. For some time now, many on the left of the political spectrum (which would include many in the media) have been trying to make anyone who has faith related concerns with various policies as bigoted, intolerant, racist, and just plain wrong.
Well, we do live in a free country, and I may have opinions on issues that you disagree with... and you're free to disagree with me. I may think that certain issues that the left care about are wrong, and if you're interested, I'll tell you why I think they're wrong. And then there are many issues that I'm sure we can find some, if not complete, agreement on.
You see, I to want to make the nation of Canada a better place to live... I live here too, after all. I don't want to turn Canada into a police state, or have policy dictated to us from the White House, which many lefties seem to think is our goal. What I would like is to see a nation where people can choose to live their lives as they see fit, and not have the government, or the media, telling them what to think.
I support the Conservative Party of Canada because I believe that they alone hold to this vision. The other parties on the left of the political spectrum would prefer to have the government dictate to us how we ought to live... a proposition I reject wholeheartedly. The Liberals advocate a "Stateist" mentality, and the NDP as "Socialist" agenda... both of which I have problems with.
An example of this is the Liberal "Child Care" program. The Liberals say "you can have government paid daycare, or none at all", whereas the Conservatives say "you can choose registered daycare, or use the money to support your family at home". Now, the availability of spaces for those who chose the Liberal way is another matter altogether...
As for my faith, I do indeed believe that "God created the heavens and the earth". I do believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He came to earth, God incarnate, 2000 years ago to die for the sins of mankind, and that He rose to life again three days later. I believe that He offers forgiveness from sin TO ALL through the acceptance of His sacrifice in your place. I also believe that the Bible is God's revelation to mankind for this life and the one beyond. I believe that He is returning to earth again, perhaps tomorrow, and will one day rule this earth from the eternal city of Jerusalem, in a redeemed nation of Israel.
So what? Why does it matter to you that I believe that? You don't believe in God? You're an atheist? You don't believe the Bible? Well then, you're just an ignorant bigot who doesn't have a clue what he/she is talking about... now, wouldn't it be much better if I just say that I disagree with your views, and we talk about it more if you want to? ;-)
If you want to know how a Christian views thing here in Canada, then I hope I can be a good example for you. If you want to disagree with anything I say, please feel free... but I do ask that you keep the language to a "PG" level. ;-) (I have been known to toast a comment or two, but only once or twice... right jDave?)
And yes, I do have an agenda... to convert the world to Christ. Considering the "Golden Rule", is that really such a bad thing?