lsayre wrote:That's taking it to an illogical extreme, no? Unless I've missed something, I don't recall any historical religious organization who's supreme entity ever instructed or called for voting. I do recall something about casting lots though.
Take it easy, just trying to be your ally. By "sacred", I meant that we have that right, as twisted and convoluted as it has become, it should be held in respect.
When I say "sacred", I am thinking of the tens of thousands of soldiers in WWII for example, that sacrificed their lives, their futures, their loved ones, to defeat fascism. I think of the young men that had to storm the beaches of Normandy under withering Nazi gunfire. I think of the liberation of Paris, and the tremendous suffering our soldiers had to endure throughout that conflict.
If you're refusing to even vote for genuine intellectual reasons, I wish you well. But if you are so exasperated at the political morass and national upheaval we're all trying to endure, that you think giving up your vote in protest is the best choice; then I'm just plain saddened.