Christians: Don’t Vote, Pray Instead!

Just a friendly reminder to our godly brethren. Since prayer is so powerful and effective, it should be used to further God’s cause in America. So don’t vote; pray!

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  • Elemenope

    On the one hand…please. Please pray and don’t vote.

    On the other hand, I think people would be shocked by the actual political complexion of the un-churched (so to speak) really is. For those liberals out there who normally see religion in a political sense only through the lens of loud and unrepresentative psychopaths, you might be surprised just how much support you’re throwing away by disinviting the religious to political participation. Remember, the democrats used to be the party of religion, and in many important below-the-surface ways, that never really changed.

    • Bill

      Most Christians (I assume this is directed at Christians given the quoted Bible verse) I know are Democrats and members of some moderate to liberal church. I’m not sure staying home necessarily has the outcome this poster implies.

      I wonder if the actual result of all Christians praying instead of voting isn’t President Paul.

      • FO

        Moderate and liberal churches are probably less stupid on the Power of Prayer (TM), and people are less invested in the Literal Truth and less sheltered, so they won’t take this call so seriously.

        I know in Italy the wouldn’t, because praying is considered at best as a way to commune with God, and not as a way to ask for stuff.

  • Custador

    This is either from a Democrat trying to be sneaky, or a Repugnant being really stupid. I can’t tell.

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  • FO

    This is awesome.

  • DMG

    Interesting conundrum: if you posted this all over a religious community, would it be voter suppression?

    If we’re wrong and the people who believe it are right, then the poster is actually giving them good, workable advice. :/

    • FO

      “If we’re wrong and the people who believe it are right, then the poster is actually giving them good, workable advice. :/”

      That’s the whole point! ^_^

      The problem with prayer is that it kinda sorta approaches testability. =)

  • vasaroti

    Where did you find this? There’s no attribution on the poster – if it actually is a poster.
    I tend to think that a certain number of people who don’t like Mormonism will not be voting.
    However…..”In the months since its new law took effect in July, 81,471 fewer Floridians have registered to vote than during the same period before the 2008 presidential election, according to an analysis of registration data by The New York Times.” Making it harder to register to vote is having an effect, to say the least.

    • UrsaMinor

      Yeah, but only on the demographic that the lawmakers didn’t want in the voting booth, I’ll wager. If you look closely, you will probably not find large numbers of disenfranchised wealthy white people.

  • stuart

    um, any chance we can make this actually happen. Imagine an election where religion didnt matter. Its like a dream.

  • Kari

    Who’s to say Christians aren’t praying? And who’s to say (although Romney IS NOT my choice) that Romney isn’t who God thinks can lead our country out of the mess it’s in? So to just pray and not put forth any kind of effort to help change things is crazy! If I pray for God’s help to change things in my life & I put forth no effort, how do things change? Our country was founded by Christians who developed a system based on voting so we can elect leaders we see fit.

    • Kodie

      Then why do you even need god? Why bother to pray if god already knows how it’s going to turn out? Everyone puts out effort to get things done, that’s how things get done, and yes, it’s crazy that you still call on god as if he has anything to do with it, as if he even exists. Our country was founded on getting out from under tyranny of a monarchy, for freedom. Yes, people can have the freedom to let god tell them what to do, but they are really just using god as an excuse to do what they wanted to do, and were going to do, and have to actually do! – to push this thing they call “god’s” will on everyone else, a mother-fucking tyranny!

      • kari

        When you’re standing in front of the Lord on judgment day, make sure to tell Him how crazy I was.

        • trj

          Enjoy your eternity with a being so vain he needs his subjects to constantly praise him. Sounds like a fun time.

        • Kodie

          When you’re standing in front of the Penguin King of Alpha Centauri on silly hat day, make sure you bring lollipops.

        • Custador

          Would that be the same Judgement Day that your religion has been loudly and confidently predicting will happen any day now, for the last two thousand years?

        • UrsaMinor

          All snark aside, for that statement to have any threat value whatsoever, you would have to demonstrate three things beyond reasonable doubt:
          A. That your god exists
          B. That other gods do not exist.
          C. That you know what your god wants.

          Until you do that, your threat of judgment before your god is about as scary to me as the threat of being reborn in your next earthly incarnation as a cockroach must appear to you.

          • Dahloan

            Ursa Minor, let me share something with you : A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. – Mere Christianity, pages 40-41. Christianity is the only relgion that offers someone as a sacrifice for us – that offers us a ‘ free ‘ way out. I don’t know about you, but I would not send my ‘ son’ for a good man, little alone an evil man – like all of us are. Who would have thought the theory of God up? It is too out of this world – not to be true. It is a matter of faith and trust. We have faith and turst in other areas of our life, so why not this one? If you go out on a limb and give it a try what have you lost? You might even gain something in the long run! That is how I know God is who he said he is. Just common sense would attest to the fact that there could not be more than one God. That just wouldn’t work – it would cause all sorts of havoc. And in answer to do I know what God wants – I do – its called the bible. I have to be careful to pray that God leads me to know what it truly says and that I don’t put my own interpratation on it. I”m sorry people have threatened you – How do I know that in your heart, you don’t already believe? It is up to Him to judge, not me..

            • Jabster

              “If you go out on a limb and give it a try what have you lost?”

              I presume you apply this to other religions, say Islam … as you say what have you got to lose.

              Now if you don’t then why not?

            • trj

              Several religions preach crazy shit which you’d think noone in their right mind could find reason to believe was true, Scientology and Mormonism being recent examples. Christianity is hardly unique in that regard. Saying that some religion is just so crazy that it can’t possibly be made up is to disregard the abilities of our human imagination, gullibility, and need for social belonging.

              C S Lewis’s lord-liar-lunatic trilemma is spurious and laughable on its face and convinces nobody but those who already believe in Jesus in the first place.

  • beatrice

    I thought faith without works was dead ? Maybe we should do both .

  • Steve

    As to voting, Christians should stay away from politics, it is the filthy realm of Satan. As citizens of the kingdom of God, we are foreigners here in this place. Let the people tied to this world vote, while we pray and watch God’s will be done.
    As to whether there is a God… Our work as Christians is to spread the word to all who will hear it. All the naysayers HAVE heard, but rejected the truth. I truly wish there were a way to convince them to accept the gift in front of them, but they won’t. We must allow them their choice and move on. The coming kingdom of God is for us, and not them. God has planned the whole thing based on faith to allow the unworthy to cull themselves from eternal life. May his will be done.

    • Jabster

      “I truly wish there were a way to convince them to accept the gift in front of them, but they won’t.”

      Which is vey much the same as the thousands of different gods that you have rejected is it not?

      “God has planned the whole thing based on faith to allow the unworthy to cull themselves from eternal life.”

      You god truly is a god of love …


    Folks, you have truly crossed the line of trying to be so heavenly minded, you are no earthly good. If you break your arm, do you go to a doctor? If your house catches fire, do you watch it burn, or do you try to put it out? We are ALL to be stewards of whatever we have any influence over…including physical homes, etc. You do work, right? Have a car? Fly in a plane? I can carry this out much further but won’t. A strong economy is good for your congregation. Your vote is part of your stewardship. You wouldn’t let a robber just walk into your home or church to steal or brutalize your family…would you? Check your stewardship, wisdom and horse sense. You can impact your country by your thoughtful vote…it is part of your “good conversation” and you just might make a safer place for those you love. I wish you well in your journey.

    • Custador

      Lrn2read past the headlines, idiot!

  • karina

    I grew up Christian and this is the most deluded thing I’ve ever read.