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Friday, July 13, 2012

Half Of Them Voted

As is my custom, I'm taking a break from blogging between now and September. I do this each summer so my batteries won't get drained. And it gives my readers a needed break, too!

I'll sign off with an important word to Americans. But, in principle, it is for anyone living in a country that allows people to vote.

The Los Angeles Times reported last September that a group of venture capitalists is backing a project aimed at registering 5 million currently unregistered evangelicals and conservative Catholics to vote: “The nonprofit organization United in Purpose is using sophisticated data-mining techniques to compile a database of every unregistered born-again and evangelical Christian and conservative Catholic in the country.” (For more, click here.)

This effort, called, Champion The Vote, is non-partisan. Ken Eldred, one of the main financial contributors, author of The Integrated Life (one of my top ten favorite books about faith-and-work connections), is quoted by the Times as saying, “I have the audacity to believe that we can be an influence on both parties.” 

According to www.RegisterOne.org, of the reportedly 60 million Christians in America, only about half of them voted in the 2008 election. One has to wonder, "Why?" Could this be a sign of what Darrow  Miller calls, Evangelical Gnosticism? Is this another outcome of dualism that causes Christians to view participation in the political process as a"worldly" endeavor that has no "eternal value," and therefore unworthy of serious consideration?

Anyway...are you registered to vote? Are your friends? Champion the Vote makes it easy: click here.

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Remember, those who do not vote, do! 

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3 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I had no idea the number was that high. As a fellow blogger, I completely understand taking a break and think it's smart. We'll all be here in September ready to read!

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  2. Doesn't such data mining make you nervous?

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  3. Other things make me more nervous.

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