Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting

If there is one idea that unites Jim Wallis and Pat Robertson, it is the idea that voting is a good idea. American Christians of both the right and the left have been so thoroughly indoctrinated into thinking that democracy is an unarguable good and that voting is the price we pay for the privilege of life in a constitutional democracy that there’s nobody left among us to question the practice. Voting has been inflated from a democratic right to a Christian responsibility, and we have been so accustomed to thinking positively about voting that it’s difficult for us to think like Christians.

Here is a wonderful little book that answers a big question that most of us American Christians have lost the theological resources even to ask: Why vote?

 

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