Monday, August 29, 2011

Pat, Michele, And The Acts of God

Pat Robertson publicly commented on last week's earthquake, and the crack it left in the Washington monument, calling it an act of God. A renowned homophobe, Robertson often ascribes America’s ills to its tolerance of homosexuality. Last year he blamed the monster Haiti earthquake on some voodoo deal they made with Satan centuries ago.

I agree, that the crack in the Washington monument was not lost on God, and was no coincidence. It is a humungous phallus that America arrogantly thrusts into the heavens. America has incurred God’s hot displeasure for all the innocent blood she sheds in unjust wars, and the oil she spills in raping the earth, and the masses she oppresses, and for her haughtiness, and for her millions who call themselves Christians, and think they live and act in the name of Christ, but lie and do not.

Michelle Bachman said that the earthquake and hurricane were a message from God, and that message was that the government must continue to cut spending. The Bachmann campaign later tried to explain her remarks by saying that she was joking, but no decent human being would even consider making light of such tragic events. Besides, Jesus said: O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:34.

So either Bachmann is lying, or Jesus lied—it can’t be both.

Both Robertson and Bachmann missed the golden opportunity to speak about the second half of God’s one two punch of the earthquake and Irene; for after the earthquake broke the Washington monument, the hurricane made a direct line for the unholy capital of capitalism, the golden calf of Wall Street.

And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron had made. Exodus 32:35

The golden calf on Wall Street adorns and guards the command center of mammon acquisition, where men and women dedicate themselves not to God, but to their passionate love of money, and their voracious avarice. Capitalism is covetousness glorified, and covetousness is idolatry (Colossians 3:5), and the golden bull is the idol they worship that sits among their temples.

Surely it is because Pat and Michele worship that golden calf that they don't want to acknowledge it as a potential source of God's wrath. They cannot use the Bible to condemn themselves. If elected president, Michele has vowed to protect the interests of wealthy Americans while continuing her assault on the poor. Pat made the same promises when he ran for president in 1988. He did run as a Republican.

In the Bible God famously vented his wrath with the violent destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Genesis 13:12. And while outspoken homophobes like Robertson and Bachmann like to say it was sexual immorality that incited the LORD to that anger, it was in truth sins which Robertson and Bachmann commit by supporting the Republican agenda. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me; therefore I took them away as I saw good. Ezekiel 16:49.

The people of America differ from the people of Sodom and Gomorrah—not at all. The very spending cuts Bachmann says God is sending a message about are what provokes His wrath. And for Michele Bachmann to dare declare that He is demanding further enriching of the wealthy at the expense of the poor is the towering height of audacity, and an utter mockery of Christ.

The stone-hearted right wing ‘Christians,’ the Pats and Micheles, don’t want to know the whole truth of the LORD; they selectively choose the scriptures that suit their self-righteous egos. Homosexuality? A horrifying sin. Ministering to the poor? Where does the Bible say that?

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mark 7:9.

The hurricane is coming, Pat and Michele, the hurricane with raging winds of fire and swirling rain of brimstone; and the earthquake which will open the abyss below you.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hunger And Righteousness

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:7-8

In a comment on my parable, The King’s Inheritance, Jason said: “I think it is narrow-minded to say that the only way to help the poor is through government welfare.”

I nowhere say “the only way.” Jason put words in my mouth to suit how he wanted to respond. That is sloppy and unfair rhetoric, and another example of distortion of truth that is the conservative way with words. In another message Jason described my parable post as 'deeply disturbing.' I responded that I am rooted in Christ, and if he finds my writing disturbing, then he is rooted in something else. And Jason’s objection to government caring for our poor makes that most powerful prophecy of Isaiah apply to him.

One of the many social programs Republicans are taking aim at slashing is WIC, which provides nutrition for needy women, infants and children. It is a much needed, very popular and excellent program that Republicans have proposed cutting by ten percent. This galls me personally.

When I was thirteen or so my mother learned that her sister was living in poverty a few hundred miles away. She was the single mother of five children by two different men. The children were aged roughly three to ten. They had nothing, and were truly living in half-starved squalor. My mother and another aunt brought them to our town.

My younger cousins had clearly been suffering malnourishment for years. They were accustomed to being dirty, slow, and didn’t speak very well. They had been sleeping in close quarters together all their lives, and were sexually active with each other. They wanted desperately to be healthy--physically, mentally and emotionally--but had been damaged, and subsequently suffered.

Not long after relocating to our town, the oldest boy coerced/forced/raped a down syndrome girl on the next street from his house.

My cousins grew up living lives of endless struggle. They all had trouble surviving, and trying to function in society. The two girls had several children with several different men. The oldest girl died from drugs around 32, and leaving behind, I believe, four or five children.

The constitution calls on government ‘to promote the general Welfare.’ If not feeding our most vulnerable children, that they are able to become contributing, healthy members of a peaceful society, then what? It is righteous to vote for Republicans who take food from children to maintain oil subsidies and the industrial military cash vortex, how? If not for the sake of the children themselves, Republicans should at least feed them for the welfare of their wealthy constituents,to prevent one of the money lovers they represent from having his daughter raped by a crazed hungry boy.

You ‘Christians’ are liars. You do not live in Christ, nor He within you. You are explicitly instructed to above all love God, and thy neighbor as thyself. And you know that anything you deny your neighbor here will be denied you hereafter, and that what you give your neighbor you will get; so why would you make life hell for so many of your neighbors here on earth, and think that so doing is your righteous assurance of heaven? No true Christian would. If your heart is not right with Christ then you are wrong for the kingdom, no matter what your mouth might say.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out many devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-22.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The King's Inheritance -- A Parable

A friend has lately been asking my opinion of the conservative Christian belief that government has no obligation to help the poor, and actually should not. These hypocrites will tell you that a government which tries to do good to its people is evil. But that the many evils of our nation are what makes her great.

I disagree a vehement one hundred percent.

These persons merely try to justify being Christian while supporting Republicans. I find the two irreconcilable.

Anyway, it inspired a parable. Maybe I'll use it in one of my books someday.

There was a king who had reached the end of his life. He had three sons and was prepared to pass on the crown. His favorite son was the youngest, but being so, he could not inherit the throne before his older brothers, who were twins.

The king took his youngest son aside one afternoon and said: "Since you can't inherit the throne, I'll let you decide which of your brothers does."

The one brother esteemed all people equally, and was kindly disposed toward everyone. He embraced his neighbor as himself, and sought to do good for all.

The other brother delighted in being a prince, and believed the kingdom existed only to serve him. He hated the poor, and treated them with contemptuous spit. Furthermore, when he went among the people, if he saw someone offer food to one who was hungry, he'd knock it out of their hands and grind it in the ground. If someone tried to build a homeless man a house, he'd burn it to down, and if someone were injured or ill he thought nothing of letting them suffer and die.

If the younger brother truly dwelled in Christ, which older brother would he choose to rule the kingdom?