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    [color=darkred:1hfv4lnm]As catholics we are called to make daily decisions based on our morality and this is certainly true when supporting the government. But as some of you may be aware that Catholics are almost split down the middle on the political spectrum. Half consider themselves liberal, the other half conservative. How can this be? How do you decide on smaller issues?

    Keep this verse in mind:[/color:1hfv4lnm]

    [color=green:1hfv4lnm][b:1hfv4lnm]Romans 13[/b:1hfv4lnm]
    1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.[/color:1hfv4lnm]



    [color=olive:oz3dorwb]I don’t understand…. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers”, and “Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God”.

    I know it’s saying that God is the power. But what’s the right and wrong way to make political decisions based upon that power (God)? If Catholic politicians believe, both on liberal and conservative sides, that they are trying their best in making political decisions(while taking God into consideration and not resisting his power) but are still split down the middle; then how can God condemn either side to damnation if they are making their decisions the best they morally can? Is it because they resisteth his power? What exactly does, “resisteth his power” mean anyways? And before you “resisteth the power”, how do you know if it’s come upon you to begin with? I’m confused, someone give me some Tylenol. <img src=” title=”Confused” /> [/color:oz3dorwb]



    It’s disappointing to see the forums unresponsiveness to your questions.



    [color=olive:3v1qy9qx]lol, it’s not a big deal. Some questions can be hard to answer.[/color:3v1qy9qx] <img src=” title=”Wink” />

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