• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.
  7. There has been an addition to the announcement regarding unacceptable nick names. The phrase "Let's go Brandon" actually stands for a profanity and will be seen as a violation of the profanity rule in the future.

Healing?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by helmut, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. helmut

    helmut Member

    +260
    Germany
    Protestant
    Married
    Joe Biden promised to heal the country, to be president of all Americans.

    But when I hear what he did after he became president, it seems he only served the interests of his voters. But since I am a foreigner who looks from the outside (Germany), I may have missed something.

    So my question is: Did Biden anything which could help to reconcile those who voted for Trump? Or is he only "bipartisan" with respect to non-Trumpist Republicans?
     
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Michael Collum

    Michael Collum Everything began with a voice, use yours Supporter

    +6,068
    Canada
    Christian Seeker
    Married
    My take on it is:

    I think it was a declaration reflecting on how the previous president acted consistently in a country dividing fashion.

    This should be a standard expectation of the president, but it was important to say based on the events of the previous 4 years.
     
  3. Belk

    Belk Senior Member Supporter

    +10,089
    Agnostic
    Married
    Healing and being president for all is not the same as being bipartisan. It is being willing to listen to9 both sides and to keep them both in mind. To not try to set the two sides against each other as a means to power.
     
  4. Speedwell

    Speedwell Well-Known Member

    +17,456
    United States
    Other Religion
    Married
    What is Biden expected to do with people who are absolutely convinced that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump by a vast conspiracy which expanded to include Republican state officials, Trump-appointed Judges and the US Department of Justice?
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  5. Nithavela

    Nithavela Cool catchphrase goes here

    +15,753
    Germany
    Other Religion
    Single
    The only way he could make a lot of Trump's voters even slightly satisfied is by abdicating his post to Donald and then throwing himself from the nearest tall building. And even then, they'd probably still be mad at him for taking so long.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  6. stevil

    stevil Godless and without morals

    +3,057
    New Zealand
    Atheist
    Private
    I don't quite understand the USA political system, but I would expect that a candidate runs an election campaign based on a set of policy promises, and if they win, it is assumed that the voters voted based on those policies.

    If Biden then turned around and implemented Republican policies instead, it would be rather odd wouldn't it?

    However, on the media front, I haven't seen Biden or his press secretary blaming everything on the Republican party, I haven't seen them publicly attack "conservatives" in general.

    If it comes down to looking for opportunities to find some kinda of "middle" ground with policies that are going to irk the right I'm not sure what negotiations Biden can do with the Republicans, especially given what they did to Obama when he tried to negotiate with them, and given that Trump still seems to have a strangle hold on that party and that Trump doesn't care at all about compromising or unity and neither it seems do Trump's avid supporters.
     
  7. Maria Billingsley

    Maria Billingsley Well-Known Member Supporter

    +4,451
    United States
    Christian
    In Relationship
    No, they do not think he is a legitimate President. There is nothing he can do.
     
  8. cow451

    cow451 The Most Interesting Poster in the Forum Supporter

    +20,822
    United States
    Baptist
    Married
    US-Others
    The Big Lie has power.
     
  9. helmut

    helmut Member

    +260
    Germany
    Protestant
    Married
    I don't think every 70 million voters are like that. Of course, such people as you describe cannot be reconciled, until they repent, and if they don't repent, you have to outlive them.

    And it is hard to find anything that could be a step toward the Trump camp, but is not too indecent to be implemented.

    When I heard his promise, I asked myself what he planned to do. It seems he had no plan, and no idea, like we all here.
     
  10. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

    +27,940
    Agnostic
    Single
    Indeed -- "point and laugh" is a good enough response from us, but the POTUS must be held to a higher standard.
     
  11. durangodawood

    durangodawood Dis Member

    +10,228
    United States
    Seeker
    Single
    Most Trump voters dont even think Biden legitimately won the election. I dont think Biden can bridge that gap.
     
  12. Tiberius Lee

    Tiberius Lee Well-Known Member

    +2,231
    United States
    Calvinist
    Married
    On average 1.8 million vaccines are given each day, when the Covid relief bill passes , Americans who are eligible will get $1400, these are all welcome by most Americans except for 10%-15% die hard Trump supporter who lives in alternative reality.

    You don’t have to pass bipartisan bill to be uniter. You don’t have to sing kumbaya with opposition party to unite the country.

    Just do the right thing for the people, improve their lives, and don’t demonize others and have civility . that’s all you need and that is what Biden trying to doing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • List
Loading...