We will wake up Wednesday morning and discover that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the President of the United States. That thought made me shudder as I wrote it.
I have tried to be clear about my position in this race. I preferred Ted Cruz but Trump beat him “fair and square.” However, I would never choose to vote for Trump simply because he is now wearing the Republican label. I’m not sure what he will do as President; however, I know about Hillary and so do you. I ask the Never-Trumpers to reconsider their hostile anti-Trump position for the sake of the nation. Please hear me out.
You may be concerned of accusations that you have flip-flopped, you’re a waffler, or that you make decisions by putting your finger to the wind. Such is life. Live with it so you can live with your conscience.
It will be difficult after you have gone on record and told your family and friends why your conscience will not permit you to vote for Trump. Now, it is difficult to make a major change and go in another direction. (However, you could simply vote for Trump and no one would know that but you!) Tolstoy referred to the principle of changing one’s position when he wrote, “I know that most men…can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabrics of their lives.”
But other men of principle have changed their positions under great odds.
Anthony Flew was known as the “most famous atheist in the world” and stated his change of position in There is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind! Flew said that he followed the Socrates’ principle of going where the evidence leads. I wrote about Flew in The God Haters: “The late Dr. Antony Flew, the most influential atheistic philosopher of the twentieth century and the most famous atheist in the world (before his late-life conversion to theism), admitted, ‘It now seems to me that the findings of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.’”
In 2006, Flew even signed a letter along with others requesting that intelligent design be taught in England’s public schools! This is not to say that Flew accepted Christ as Savior and joined a Bible-preaching church but he did make a major shift in his life resulting in his collogues and friends ridiculing and rejecting, but not responding to his position.
I wrote in Evolution: Fact, Fraud, or Faith? about Dr. Richard Lumsden, Professor of Parasitology and Cell Biology at Tulane University and former Dean of the Graduate school of Biological Sciences. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers.
After the professor was challenged by a graduate student for scientific reasons for evolution he said, “The culmination was finding myself before a saving altar on my knees, a stiff necked, broken inobedient [sinner] asking Jesus to come into my life and be my lord and personal savior.” Now a committed Christian and creationist, because of scientific evidence, Lumsden debates other scientists and testifies of his faith in the Christ of the Bible!
That took courage after spending his life going in the other direction.
During the First World War, Martin Niemöller was a successful German U-boat captain and also a staunch and patriotic nationalist. He welcomed Hitler coming to power in 1933; however, in 1937 he was imprisoned for criticizing Hitler’s religious policies. When the war ended, he admitted guilt over the holocaust and became a prominent pacifist. While his pacifism is not commendable, his willingness to change the whole direction of his life and even risk his life is commendable.
Niemöller was not quick to change positions and speak out against Hitler. In fact, he said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” Someday it will be too late to speak for the unborn, the innocent, the powerless, and the despised.
If anti-Trumpers stay home or do not vote for Trump, they will wake up Wednesday morning realizing they will help butcher millions of babies and pay for the “privilege.”
They will advance the LGBTQ crowd and practically have the rainbow flag flying over the White House.
Americans will be forced to live with Obamacare from now on. Do you want that in your future and can you afford it? Can you afford to pay for a huge increase in the minimum wage? Can you afford to pay for “free” college and do you really want to fund what many think are “ignorance factories”? I will vote for Trump simply because I can’t afford Hillary at the helm.
Hillary will force upon future generations two or three U.S. Supreme Court Judges that will make it impossible for churches to operate with a modicum of liberty; guarantee special restrooms everywhere even in all churches and Christian schools; and confiscate every gun in America. You can stop that.
The Never-Trumpers have not spent a lifetime but less than a year advocating against Trump so it is not like they have engraved their position in stone. It should not be a major decision to agree (for the good of America) to basically save America to provide us a few more years of relative freedom.
The philosopher Schopenhauer reportedly noted, “All Truth passes through three stages: First with ridicule, then with violent opposition, and finally acceptance as self-evident.” That has proved true in this election and Trump’s candidacy.
All principled people hold to truth wherever it leads them, no matter what it costs or how much it hurts. John Maynard Keynes, the most influential economist of the 20th century reportedly said, “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
What will you do, sir and madam?
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Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.