Wednesday, June 27, 2007

All we are saying is....

I'm feeling rotten with a cold and aches and just plain no energy blah blah blah ugh ick. So I was sitting down reading my library books. They're all based around country living, homesteading, frugal living and generally saving-money-back-to-basics kind of stuff.

So I was sitting there reading "Better basics for the home" by Annie Berthold-Bond, subtitled "Simple solutions for less toxic living".

And the thought occurred; you know what? Lots of "environmentalists" are completely anti-Christian. Why is this? Hasn't the Lord given us a mandate to be wise stewards of the earth? Pretty much EVERY SINGLE homeschooler I meet with are both a) Staunch Christian AND b)into natural, non-toxic living.

They eat organically, conserve as much as possible, live life as non-toxic as possible (making their own soap, buying no pseudo food etc).

I personally have made my own laundry detergent, bread, and food. I buy the basic natural ingredients and create dishes from them. Not only is this healthier but it's WAY cheaper too. I have a little garden growing and although I have a terrible black thumb, my veges aren't dying TOO badly and I have hopes next year to expand a bit...maybe grow more tomatoes and can them so I don't have to buy store ones...and then the year after that maybe grow more corn so I don't have to buy that from the store either...

I have used - and Andrew still uses them during naptime - cloth diapers. I wash only using cold water with my homemade very cheap laundry detergent.

Soooooooo.....WHY are Christian conservatives considered anti-environmental when, in fact, every one I've met - and lots I've only virtually met - are EXTREMELY conscious of this issue?

Maybe it's because we don't buy into the hype. We are doing what's right without worshiping the idol of global warming. We actually LIVE in an environmentally conscious way instead of getting paid bazillions for TALKING about it while flying around in private jets, having humongous houses and brand new SUVs.

Hmmmm. Food for thought. In the mean time, it would be nice if all the vilification would cease. You know...give peace a chance and all that.

You know what bugs me....

....is that Mitt Romney seems the very conservative lds person....but I don't think he is!

We had the missionaries around for dinner the other day and they couldn't believe that I wouldn't automatically vote for Romney.

My point is...why on earth WOULD I want to automatically vote for someone just because he's LDS? I sure as heck wouldn't vote for Harry Reid.

I wasn't able to vote until I was 30. I missed the elections in England by one year. Then before the next English elections I moved to America and because I wasn't a citizen I couldn't vote. Then, when I became a citizen we moved to Germany, and because we didn't want to pay state taxes, I couldn't vote.

FINALLY we moved back to the US and I was able to vote - and what a privilege it is.

SO why the heck would I waste my precious vote on someone who I didn't believe could do the best job?

Romney SEEMS fine...but it REALLY worries me that he used to be pro abortion. An LDS member being pro abortion? WHAT? Someone who professes to believe in the LDS religion thinking it's ok to murder little children?

Romney was governor of Massachusetts...a very liberal state. Ah HA!!!! There was no way he could have been elected there if he was pro life. And it's hardly likely he'll get the Republican vote if he is pro abortion. Thus, because of political expediency he switched from Pro abortion to pro life. This to me is unethical and unconscionable. To gamble on the lives of little babies simply for political power is horrifying.

Now...he says that he was pro abortion until he read more about the issue. I say this is NOT TRUE because, for goodness sakes, he was raised in the LDS faith!!! What part of "thou shalt not kill" and "we are all Heavenly Father's children" and "adoption not abortion" did he not understand?

I MIGHT be able to believe him IF:

1. He switched mid governorship. I mean, if he was elected pro abortion and then was "re-educated" (whatever) and then....even if it cost him his governorship...announced he was pro life. Did this happen? I don't know. I need to read more about it.

2. His family was inactive and he never went to primary or Young Mens and he was never baptized and never received the priesthood.


In any case, does anyone really think he'll get the nomination? Republicans need an exceptionally strong candidate to get over the speedbumps of Bush, the war, and the Clintons. Therefore they need the strong Christian conservative base - a lot of which think if we have an LDS president the country will go to hell. (A wicked thought....does that mean Bush is secretly LDS? =D NO no no no, that was just a joke. I think Bush is a great president. =D) Therefore unless something amazing happens, Mitt won't get the nomination.

If Mitt gets nominated - the Clintons get in....and then the country really WILL go to hell. Ooooh my gosh, scary thought.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Funky Mormons

I have to tell you, Mormons are just plain hard to pin down. For the most part they're fiercely independent and incredibly opinionated. I suppose it's because they're taught from birth - or conversion - that they can, individually, learn for themselves what is true and what is not.

As children of God all mankind are fiercely loved by their Heavenly Father. One of the most beautiful gifts given by God to man is freedom of choice. Of course, with that, comes freedom to experience the consequences of those choices =D But nevertheless, freedom of choice we have.

And oh boy do Mormons jump all over that. If a Mormon has prayed about something and received a spiritual confirmation on a certain point then NOTHING will move them. They KNOW it. They know God knows it. And nothing will move them from it.

This translates to other areas of life that are kind of grey. Neither good, nor bad, just a matter of opinion....but Mormons tend to be REALLY dang opinionated about even the grey areas.

And thus, this great country of America, and the great Latter-Day Saint religion produces both Harry Reid AND Mitt Romney. Two men absolutely diametrically opposed to each other politically. I mean, TOTALLY opposite.

Go figure.

So....which one would you vote for? =)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well balanced? Or schizophrenic?

You Are 45% Left Brained, 55% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I hope this works.....







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