Who would you nominate? (and why?)

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christian74

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I checked fb out of blue, sort of catching up with old acquaintances' lives - kids are growing up fast, good/sad stories, and a few surprises as well. One of the surprises was a gal from a former job is now running for Congress. So..

If you would have to nominate a CC member from Singles:

(1) who would you nominate,
(2) for what position, and most importantly
(3) why?

PS: self-nomination permitted.
 

maxwel

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I would not nominate any CC member for Congress.

That has become such a low and amoral job that I would not wish it on my worst enemy.


Plenty of people around CC, even those I often debate AGAINST, have wisdom, intelligence, good character, and gifting to do all kinds of things.
I pray they will all reach higher than a position in congress.
..
 

christian74

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1. Pipp
2. Secretary of Pastries
3. She does bake and decorate mean cakes and pastries.
 

christian74

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I would not nominate any CC member for Congress.

That has become such a low and amoral job that I would not wish it on my worst enemy.


Plenty of people around CC, even those I often debate AGAINST, have wisdom, intelligence, good character, and gifting to do all kinds of things.
I pray they will all reach higher than a position in congress.
..
I hear you - and maybe that's more reason for Christians to be in politics.
 

Lynx

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Hmm... most of the people here who are my friends would not be a good fit for Congress. They are almost as nutty as I. And I myself would DEFINITELY not be a good fit.

I don't know much about her, but from what I do know... I think cinder would be the best candidate for Congress from CC. She has a no-nonsense approach to everything and could cut through the junk and maybe even get something accomplished. Maybe. It takes a lot to get anything done in Congress, but cinder would have a better shot than the rest of us.
 

maxwel

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I hear you - and maybe that's more reason for Christians to be in politics.
Theology vs Feasibility

I was really just voicing my general disgust with politics;
I wasn't trying to make a philosophical argument.

I think it is theologically sound for a Christian to enter politics, to make his country a better place, IF he genuinely feels led to do that.

So I think it is theological sound.
I just don't think it is terribly feasible.

A- I don't think many Christians would be comfortable living and working in a cesspool.
B- I don't think many Christians would be comfortable with powerful people exerting virtually unbearable pressure on them to compromise their beliefs... and this on a continual basis with no reprieve from the pressure.
C- I don't think most christians would enjoy being slandered 24/7, ACROSS THE GLOBE IN INTERNATIONAL PRESS, for things they didn't even do. (Imagine what a famous pastor goes through, them multiply that by a million.)
D- I don't think it's that easy to win an election contest if you have ethical rules for yourself, but your opponent will quite literally DO ANYTHING to win.
E- Furthermore, although it would be good to have Christian leaders in politics, there are things which are simply MORE IMPORTANT than politics which constitute a HIGHER CALLING.... there are simply things which are more important.
F- I could go on.... but I won't, lol.


So, in all fairness, I don't personally see any theological problem with a Christian being in politics.
But I do think there are feasibility issues.

:)
 

maxwel

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Also, I didn't mean to be a wet blanket on an otherwise fun and harmless thread.

It's a perfectly fun idea for a thread.

But when someone mentions "congress"... I just get shivers, lol.

Have fun guys.
:)
 

maxwel

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And in the spirit of harmless good fun...

I nominate myself for Secretary of Offense.

:)
 

Pipp

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1. Pipp
2. Secretary of Pastries
3. She does bake and decorate mean cakes and pastries.
I accept your nomination... and will do my best to provide the world with delicious pastries.
 

kinda

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Pipp
Secretary of Humor on CC Singles Forum
Pipp has subtle humor that can be easily missed and is totally underrated.

Cindy
Campaign manager for Pipp
Gives honest feedback to help ensure victory, unless there is an X factor.

Poinsetta
Temporary Vice President of Human Resources of CC during election night.
To issue a hiring freeze indefinitely on election night on all positions at CC that are made up by kinda, including Secretary of Humor.
Qualifications include: The X factor.

Deade
Chief Security Officer on CC.
To make sure to escort Poinset-ta out of the CC HR office and lock door.
Qualifications include: Law abiding CC member.

kinda
Gate Keeper on CC.
Makes sure key is returned by Chief Security Officer and given back to Charlirenee
Qualifications include: Holding and pushing keys including on keyboards.

Charlirenee
CC Moderator
Qualifications include: Experience being a CC Moderator
 

Lanolin

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I wouldnt have a clue what actually happens in congress but I do know they have a huge library, the biggest in the world so...if I were to have a job it would be in the library of congress.

You guys dont need to nominate me though Im quite happy with the library job I have now.
 

melita916

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I nominate melita916 to have all the pizza and ice cream.
 

Dino246

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I can't nominate anyone for Congress, not being an American citizen.

I can nominate someone to bring me cookies though.
 

Lynx

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I could send you bread. Cookies would be old and stale before they got there.
 

JustEli

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I nominate SeoulSearch, to head the dept. of awesomeness.
 
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LittleMermaid

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I nominate myself to be Princess of the USA. Because I want to be a princess and I love America. lol :ROFL: