WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Monday, November 03, 2008

Mark Moore is "ProLife and ProObama"

Ozark Christian College professor, Mark Moore writes,

"I am voting for Obama because I am pro-life. There is no question that John McCain and Sara Palin have a more pro-life stance on the abortion issue which I truly believe represents the heart of God as well as biblical principles. Obama's misstatement (usually repeated without full context) that he did not want his daughter's "punished with a baby" is a horrible way of stating things but hardly a reflection of his true views on babies, particularly his own children whom he appears to cherish and nurture. His vote against banning partial birth abortions was not, according to his own explanation, because he favored them, but because the law, as articulated, was flawed for other reasons." To read the rest go here.

Having read and listened to Moore for a few years now I am not surprised by his views. (I don't agree however). Moore is unpredictable and definitely makes you think. His position is atypical within the conservative ranks of evangelical Christendom and, I'm convinced, represents a flawed view of government. The government, I would argue, has hurt the undersclass with its innumerable efforts at "fighting poverty", etc. Redistributing wealth via socialism is not the answer for the poor (or the rich for that matter). Neither is it the answer for curtailing abortion.

What say you?

6 comments:

aaronsaufley said...

Check out my post tomorrow morning, and you'll see what I say...

David H. Willis said...

I'll tune in first thing in the morning.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

I was reading Mark Moore's stuff on ACTS and he said on his notes...."We are saved by the Holy Spirit in us" now thats not word for word quote b/c its been a while but that was def the point. Im sorry dog, lol, but we are saved not by whats done in us (sanctification) but what was done outside of us (The Cross), for us, besides us, in spite of us, before we ever had a word to say about it.

David H. Willis said...

I usually get a lot from Mark Moore's work (particualrly his life of Christ books), but it's like a buffet for me - I focus on the good stuff and leave the rest behind. He makes me think and sometimes I just think he's wrong.

William Mckinley Dyer said...

I know...he is a very organized man. He has good stuff that he has put together over the years. But like u said i read some of it and it is very deep and covers all the bases but then i still go Nope not what the Bible says.

David H. Willis said...

Some folks are probably wondering what happened to Mark Moore's post on his own blog. Curiously it was removed shortly after it was posted. Hmmm? I don't know what to make of it. I posted his opening lines with a link (now a dead end). I can't imagine that it went over well with some in his circle of influence. Maybe Dr. Moore will address this on his blog, but things remain pretty quiet over there.

Perhaps he pushed the envelope a little too far. It can happen, especailly when someone becomes so sought after for his views & opinions. Stay tuned...