Monday, October 13, 2008

Is This Guy Threatening God?

For full disclosure, I consider myself a Christian. Probably not the best one in the world, and probably not the most orthodox one, but a Christian nonetheless. This video is offensive on so many levels. First, he's basically threatening God. Second, he's a bigot. Third, to believe that every non-Christian in the world is praying for Obama to win is asinine. Fourth, to believe that God somehow wants McCain to win, or that we know it's in God 's best interest that he win, is even more asinine. It's crap like this that prevented me from being a Christian for so many years, and if I didn't believe he represents a perversion of Christianity as much as Al Qaeda represents a perversion of Islam, I'd probably give it all up. I'll be completely honest and tell you I don't have a clue who God wants to be elected. But to use God's name in the way that this preacher has used it is a violation of the third commandment. I'm not saying I expect him to understand it, it's just something good to know.

6 comments:

Badda Being said...

I wouldn't be so hard on him. He's only confessing a personal weakness: his faith in God hinges on the election results.

Kay Dennison said...

I call myself a renegade Catholic which means I practice my faith in my own way and ask questions when I have them. I think God gave us brains for a reason and we should use them.

My favorite Ghandi quote is: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

I think Ghandi was a very wise man. And this guy in the video personifies his words.

Leo said...

I don't get what he's actually taLkin about. God or Obama? he's strange :S

Megan said...

Im definetly a christian, but this is weird, just weird. Good quote from Ghandi, thats exactly it, its the people not the "religion". thats why we are human, imperfect, seeking perfection

CarlieQ said...

It would appear that he is, indeed, threatening God. He's also basically saying that Obama isn't really a Christian, and that anyone who would vote for Obama isn't really a Christian. Ahh, the ignorance of some is so frustrating.

Beej said...

I don't know about you, but I took it as a "threat", like he has any ground to stand on. How self-righteous do you have to be to preach like this?

Not that I advocate death, but it would have been absolutely hilarious if God zapped him at that moment.

"In other news, it appears a lightning cloud formed indoors and proceeded to fry a man threatening God."