Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's not God's job.

I'm sick and tired of wimpy, spineless Christians. Now I realize this will probably cost me some friends and readers, but c'est la vie.

Social media and e-mail feeds are becoming increasingly filled with weepy people of faith wringing their hands, moaning, whining and beseeching God Himself to "fix America."

Got news for you Christians of this particular mindset--which is probably most of you: God didn't break America.

We did.

Why should God fix what we not only allowed to get broken, but sat on our do-nothing butts while we watched it happen? Why should God fix a broken system that we continue to support and fund while hypocritically criticizing others who do the exact same? (Ex: I see people criticize Starbucks for their "godless" principles, yet they're there in the Starbucks drive-through every morning. But they want God to smite Starbucks. What a bunch of idiots.)

I've received no less than a dozen e-mails and private messages from these weepy hand-wringing Christian groups since the release of Donald Trump's private locker room vulgarities. I've been told that no Christian can or should support "such a man of low morality." The e-mail/messages go on to beseech me to pray to God to "fix America."

Bear in mind that most of these Christians are the same people who sat on their asses in 2012 rather than cast their ballot for a Mormon.

So, this segment of idiots refused to vote, and then when the worst thing that could possibly happen to America got a second term, these same idiots started crying and whining and beseeching "God to fix America."

So. . . . got news for you of the Christian faith who think that begging God, through prayer or fundraisers or social media or whatever, will "fix" America or our problems--

Ain't gonna happen.

God gave us brains, backs and opposable thumbs. In other words, He built us in such a manner as to give us the tools to provide for ourselves in a nation that we created and have maintained. We allowed our nation to get broken and it is not God's job to fix it.

It's our job.

I hear the weepy Christian segment wail against the very road that Hillary has promised and guaranteed that she will take us down upon, and then "justify" their either staying at home or refusing to vote because "Trump is just such an immoral man" and base that upon incidents in the past, often times the distant past.

And then I'm urged to join them in prayer to God to fix America.

I would suggest to this rather large disgusting segment of the Christian population that I shun and have nothing but contempt for to consider that if they're looking for the perfect leader, He ain't here.

He'll be returning, but not for an election.

In the meantime, consider that Moses was far from perfect when God tapped him to take His people out of Egypt. Daniel had some flaws and we all know just how immoral David was known to have been. So if you can't live with past transgressions and immorality, I'd suggest to the weepy Christian segment to skip reading any of the Psalms.

Moving on to the New Testament, not too many of Jesus' disciples were exactly saints when joined up with the man who was to be our Savior. And I believe somewhere in all that red ink in the King James version are precious nuggets like "judge not lest ye be judged," and one of my favorites, "Let ye without sin cast the first stone."

I'll close with the favorite of mine, which I've tried to live accordingly but for which I know--and admit--I've failed on occasion. After all, I'm a Christian because I've failed and because I will continue to fail because I am human and that's what humans do. So here's my favorite New Testament verse, from the book of Luke, Chapter 12, verse 48:

"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."

We have one candidate who has been given much and who has used those gifts to create prosperity, jobs, opportunity, healing and unity--and did so prior to his recent acceptance of faith and grace. We have another who was given much in opportunity and used it to enrich her and her husband's fortune by way of corruption, deceit, theft, abandonment and murder.

When Christians see these two choices and then talk about "voting for neither because we need GOD to fix America," I shake my head and simply translate that as idiot-speak coming from the jawbone of an ass.

1 comment:

Akatsukami said...

"God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us." -- Niccolò Machiavelli