Thursday, August 07, 2008

God is an Ultra Conservative, Republican


We spend a lot time trying our best to figure God out. When we think we have a grasp of who or what God is, we then profess to know EVERYTHING about Him. Like, what He thinks. I know you have heard some shallow-mind churchgoer or a zealous theological know-it-all say, ‘God knows/God is…’. Some of us continue with believing that we know what His actions will be as a result of selective behaviors e.g. sin and unselfish giving. It is as if we have attained the highest level of academia that’s related to the understanding of The All Powerful while failing to realize that our mentalities are dreadfully limited when it comes to Mr. Omnipresent. But, what we have done with relative success is ‘attach’ our minute understanding of God to our daily decisions and activities. ‘God told me to do this…’ Basically, belittling this God of ours to our level of conception. Unashamedly, I have been guilty of doing this. Therefore, I am in no position to ridicule or criticize those who are only doing what they believe needs to be done to UNDERSTAND. With my bible belt and enlighten (seminary) understanding I am prepared to declare that God is a Republican!

Before you, liberals, disregard this commentary please allow me some time to share with you why I have come to this conclusion by listing a few presidential campaign topics, along with my spin, that Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama are flipping and flopping. While it may appear I am committing the all too common wrong: Judging. I am not. Just sharing my UNDERSTANDING of God’s so called word. Practically, the same thing your pastor does on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning.

Immigration

For the past 16 plus years the United States government has neglected the borders. Both liberal and conservative administrations are to blame! Consequently, we have illegal immigrants infiltrating every corner of the United States working for insulting wages, causing an additional burden on our messy and uncompassionate healthcare system, and most importantly they have broken federal law in their effort to get a piece of America’s brutally acquired and capitalistic pie.

Why is God a Republican on this issue?:

The God I know does not support the breaking of established laws, rules, and regulations. (Deuteronomy 5:6-21, The Ten Commandments). And, Republicans generally want these illegals rounded-up and prosecuted. Similar to what God has promised He will do to those who do not obey His rules/laws.

Gay Marriage

There have been all types of state legislation recently pertaining to same sex marriage. Massachusetts is one bleeding-heart state that allows a Steve to marry another Steve. As a result of this irritating hoopla, the country is divided on this issue also. However, most of the Republicans of today are in stark disagreement with the Democrats. Some Republicans actually believe that being gay is a mental illness. As it was believed to be by the mental health community up until 1974 (DSM-V).

Why is God a Republican on this issue?:

The God I know does not support Cindy marrying or sexing Cindy (Genesis Chapter 1, 2, and 3, Adam and Eve). And, we all know where Republicans stand on this disputatious topic:

Marriage is the union between a man and a woman.

Abortion

Every since 1973 (Roe vs. Wade) the United States has been on opposing sides. Some believe it is a woman’s decision, and no man-made law should dictate when and if she can or cannot abort her child: Pro-Choice. This movement has been quite effective over the years. They have successfully lobbied to maintain the right to eliminate a pregnancy. Definitely, in a political sense this “movement” is connected to the liberal agenda. Fanatical conservatives and Republicans have been known to go to great lengths to deliver their message of Pro-Life e.g. Eric Robert Rudolph.

Why is God a Republican on this issue?:

The God I know does not support the taking of a life. Of course this is a New Testament understanding because God Himself was ‘indirectly’ involved in the murder of men, women, and babies within the Hebrew Bible. But, overall we have to agree that God does not condone the eradication of His creation: Life (Genesis 9:5). And, we all know that Republicans are quietly trying their best to reverse Roe vs. Wade e.g. the appointment of conservative judges.

Drilling for Oil

For the life of me I cannot understand why the Democrats (including Obama) are so much against searching for oil within our union. Of course the following argument is presented by these moose lovers: ‘Drilling is harmful to the environment and animals.’ Okay, I get that – but I can care less about a da*n four leg creature that chews grass when gas prices may be close to $10 a gallon in seven years. The same amount of time predicted to attain results from drilling in Alaska. Drilling wherever in the US will eventually decrease dependency from countries that in fact do not have our best interest in mind (Saudi Arabia). When God created the heavens and earth He pretty much was saying, ‘After this you are on your own. I want you to be independent.’

Why is God a Republican on this issue?:

The God I know does not support all out dependency. He wants us to be self sufficient. Stable; with the ability to stand on our own two feet. And, who among these party-line men and women promote independency in all areas of life more so than the other: the Republicans. Pick yourself up by your own boot-straps, is their credo while the liberals encourage handouts and the seeking of governmental charity.

Capital Punishment

Let’s make this one real simple. “An eye for an eye. A life for life.”

Why is God a Republican on this issue?:

It’s simple. Capital punishment is a recurrent theme in the Hebrew Bible which was/is supported by the God we send prayers to on the daily. And, Republicans are proponents of the death penalty whereas the Democrats are prone to pathetically protest the execution of an admitted child rapist/murderer.

Written by Muata. Inspired by God’s ability to rule with a conservative heavy hand once upon a time ago. He is losing His touch. The liberal Democrats are taking over. Can’t you tell?






8 comments:

Muata said...

Reader Response:

All I can say is, "Thank God we don't live in a Theocracy."

I'm not a biblical scholar, but I'm sure that someone can find scripture to refute everything that you've written.

-F

Muata said...

Muata Responds to F:

Frank-
I am sure that they can. This is the basic premise I have taken with the bible: all of it can be refuted. It is a huge contradiction, and has no theological support simply because it can be EASILY used to justify any idea. It is a flawed weak source. However, it can also be used to inspire, tell a story, or make a point. I have done the latter with my biblical understanding in this piece. And, who is to say that I am right or wrong? Particurly when one is working with a text that contradicts itself over and over again.

-Muata

Rev. Don Spitz said...

Eric Rudolph is not a terrorist, but an anti-terrorist fighter. Those who have killed babykilling abortionists have done so to protect the innocent. People use force everyday to protect the innocent and no one has a problem with it, except when it comes to protecting unborn human beings, then they go ballistic. It's very simple, the unborn deserve the same protection as the born. Born people are protected with force quite often. Force that you would be glad if it was to protect your children against a murderer. Force that you yourself might use to protect your own children from being murdered. The unborn deserve the same protection.
SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

Muata said...

Reader Response:

I gotta chat with you about this article. I think you are being sarcastic but I am left unable to make that finally conclusion. God is actually a democrat. Love thy neighbor etc.. (thats what the social policies of the democrats are about.

-AM

Muata said...

Reader Response:

The truth is that I don't think He or it is affiliated without man made distinction. I think the only classification we can give to God is that of a humanist.

-AM

Muata said...

Muata Responds to AM:

If you are a believer in the inherent word of God (the bible) how do you reconcile/explain scripture that 'bleeds' conservative and Republican views? If you really take a look at the scriptures one has to agree that this God we reverence is on the side with the Elephants i.e. homosexuality, crime and punishment, etc.

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader AM Responds:

I hear you, but there are other passages that say, talk about Jesus giving his last piece of bread (social responsibility) a democratic take. This is one of many.

-AM

Muata said...

Muata Responds to AM:

I was hoping that we would get to this theological juncture. Considering where we are with this dialogue, I have a question:

Who are we talking about now, Jesus or God?

Jesus did bring a new and 'softer' message. Scripture proves that. However, God remained the same from the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament. Recall Revelations? He remained an 'enforcer' of His message. He still enforced and backed all of His Thou shall not... which definitely fit the mold of conservative views and a Republican agenda.

Jesus may have been the liberal democrat - but not God. The writers of the text, especially in the New Testament, made the Democrat, Jesus.

I am willing to bet we cannot identify a liberal agenda or decree from God in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).

-Muata