One Question–God in Government
Assuming there may, just may…be more to these people than craven deceit, why do those most derisive of the idea of government itself, of government’s efficacy, insist on ceaselessly deploying government in the defense of what they further insist is divine omnipotence?
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07/19/2019 @ 7:50 am
Religion in America is like 3 Card Monte.
Pick a religion. Any religion. Pick a religion, then show it to us. Is that your religion? Ok, give it back to me. I’m going to shuffle it and see if you can pick it out as it gets shuffled through life’s challenges. Can you find your religion? I’ll tell you what, I’ll let you try the first one for free. Just so you can see how easy it is.
Good. See how easy that was? You have this totally controlled. You are in charge.
Let’s try again. I’m going to go a little faster now. Let’s make it just a bit harder. Women want to control their own reproductive capacity. See if you can pick your religion. Is that your card? Oh, no! Sorry. You can’t control that through religion. You need the law to have that control. You’re losing control.
Try again. See if you can find your religion. I won’t go any faster since you lost the last one. Let’s say you have poor people who need shelter, medical care, and food. They are waiting at your border. Do you help them? Can you pick your card? Oh, no! Sorry. Religion doesn’t say the wealthy and comfortable shall inherit the Earth. You need the power of government to do that.
What do you say? Your soul is bankrupt? You have exhausted your reservoir of good will? Step off sonny. Let someone else play.
Here we go. This guy looks like a player. Pick a religion. Any religion.
07/19/2019 @ 7:55 am
Turn this brilliant comment into:
a) a post, here
b) recorded audio-file for my podcast.
07/19/2019 @ 10:09 am
Over the course of human history, humankind has gone from rulers as God , to rule as the will of god, to Government as the manifestation of God’s plan…
The idea that “All men are created equal.” The notion that we are endowed with certain ‘unalienable rights’ runs contrary to the concept of ‘The Divine Right of Kings’.
The Separation of church and state places the responsibility for the safety, security, and well-being squarely in the hands of those who govern.
As the citizens of an egalitarian democracy, the moral imperative is that we are responsible for the safety, security, and well-being of each other…
Insistence on the omnipotence of government is a way to avoid the consequences of the moral imperative and shun and shirk that responsibility and having the license and freedom to do so…
07/19/2019 @ 6:00 pm
The answer to your question is that the people you are talking about don’t care about consistency and never have. It is that lack that has ethically bankrupted the Republican Party more than anything else.
07/19/2019 @ 6:03 pm
I don’t fault them for inconsistency but for deliberate deceit.
07/19/2019 @ 9:43 pm
Both. One involves how they reach their positions – in the most self-serving ways possible – and the other involves how they try to implement them.