prop: a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling

As a Christian I love living in America.  Mostly because it makes being a Christian really easy.  For example, I don’t actually have to go out and help the poor or feed the hungry or visit the folks in prison – all I have to do is make sure I vote for the person who will put policies that support these things in place.

And if I don’t like this neighbor that I don’t know, and they decide to put a car on blocks in their driveway and I don’t like how that affects the value of my home then I don’t have to walk across the street and find out why their car is on blocks  – all I have to do is write a letter to my Home Owner’s Association and we can pass a neighborhood law prohibiting cars on blocks.  It’s so easy.

The coolest part about democracy is that when I feel my neighbors, or any of the 300 million people in this country for that matter, are living immoral lives, I don’t have to get to know them and try to figure out why they do what they do.  I don’t have to become friends with them and gain influence.  I don’t even have to take time out of my busy day to pray about that issue, or rely on the Holy Spirit to help them (or me) achieve a better life.  All I have to do is start a petition, and call my senator, and try to pass a law that prohibits their immoral activity.  Never mind it doesn’t change the way they act (it only makes it illegal) – I feel a lot better about myself when there are good, moral laws in place.

It gets even better when it comes to foreign policy.  No longer do I have to go anywhere or see anything firsthand.  I don’t have to help start an actual orphanage or touch one of those AIDS infected bodies – all I have to do is donate $100 to the president of my choice.  He’ll take care of it with the next $1 billion international relief budget.

I love democracy.  It makes being a Christian so easy.