Citizenship takes effort
I agree with religion columnist Debra Whittington in the Oct. 1 issue concerning God being over everything.
As a citizen it is our responsibility to be informed, and to be informed requires some effort from each of us. The effort involves seeking information from different sources. Talk radio, biased news source and one- sided columnists won't suffice.
Information can be verified in different ways, Wikipedia and Factcheck.org are two on the computer. The NRA recently put out a 10-point card against Obama, check it out by going to factcheck.org. Look at the voting record of candidates: Do they acknowledge scientific facts? Ask: Is what they say true.
I disagree with Debra about praying to God about who to vote for. God gave us brains and expects us to use them. We may have opposing candidates, both being good Christians. I don't think God is going to pick between the two. Our individual interpretation of what God approves has given us slavery, segregation and several wars.
When we are in school and taking difficult courses we have to study, using our brains and energy that God has given us.
We don't wait until final exams and then pray for the answers.