This came up in my tweet_stream last night:
I’m sure my friend Paul Edwards will deal with that question a few times in the next few weeks (and until the legislation is either overturned or something much worse happens), but I read that question a few times and was left scratching my head.
“Should Christians be upset or happy” about ObamaCare?
I admit it: I think the question is not a good one. because let’s face it: should Christians have been happy or upset before ObamaCare? Did ObamaCare change who we are as Christians one iota?
See: I get it. I met with a guy yesterday with a really big small business who has 51 employees, and now he’s impacted and his life as a business owner is changed. His outlook for his business is changed. I’m not going to lecture about capitalism here, but his life changed and as a businessman, his future as a businessman changed.
As Americans, before ObamaCare we were all carrying around $40K in national debt, and now God only knows how much debt per person we’re carrying around. Our future as Americans has changed. I admit I’m worried about that in a wholly-temporal and what-kind-of-world-will-my-kids-live-in way.
But as a Christian? How do I feel as a Christian about ObamaCare?
I feel like it’s just another false religion competing with my great God and Savior for the attention of people who, in their guts, know they are lost and need saving. And somehow I have an obligation to show off that my God and Savior does not put me in debt but in fact frees me from the debts I have made.
I hope that’s how you feel about ObamaCare. And that you act like that’s how you feel.