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The lesser of two evils

We are often faced with situations where we must choose between good and evil.  In such situations it is easy for us to know what choice we must make even though it is often hard to actually make that choice.  But there are times when we must choose between two alternatives which are both evil.  We often encounter this kind of choice in elections.  We must choose between two candidates, both of whom are evil.  The usual solution is to choose the lesser of the two evils.

Citizens of the United States are facing such a choice in our current presidential election.  From a Christian point of view neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would be a good President.  Some Christians reject the idea of voting for the lesser of the two evils because even the lesser evil is still evil.  That means we should not vote for either Clinton or Trump.  At one time a accepted this view and even made a post supporting it.  I had made up my mind not to vote for either Clinton or Trump, but to vote for a third party candidate or write in the name of a candidate.  I have changed my mind because I realized that even God sometimes brings an evil ruler to power to supplant someone who is even more evil.  What right do I have to maintain a higher standard than the one God himself follows? Read the rest of this entry

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