Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

I'm speechless.

Says Joseph Farah:
Many a coward has been bolstered in his conviction against challenging tyranny by not reading too deeply into the Scriptures. Yet, nowhere does the Bible ever suggest evil rulers are to be obeyed. When the rule of men conflicts with the commands of God, the Bible leaves no doubt about where we should stand.

That's why I do not hesitate today in calling on godly Americans to pray that Barack Hussein Obama fail in his efforts to change our country from one anchored on self-governance and constitutional republicanism to one based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.

It would be folly to pray for his success in such an evil campaign.

I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God's. Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments.

(h/t Steven Waldman)

8 comments:

Drew said...

Whoa. I am utterly speechless.

Anonymous said...

Where to begin? So many flaws and so little time!

Matthew 22:34-40 makes it clear that the two greatest commands are to love the Lord and to love one's neighbor. The writer seems to not to love his neighbor much.

Another commandment is to have no gods before God. Dictating to God who will be blessed and who is "at odds with God's agenda" seems like Joseph is telling God what to do.

"Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments." Joseph who is mocking God's commandments here?

Just a question!!

Matt F. said...

My favorite quote from this insane post: "Furthermore, it needs to be pointed out that in America we don't have a Caesar. Never have, never will. You see, our system of government is called a free republic, and it is based on the concept of constitutional self-government. We have no "rulers" in America – except ourselves and our God. We believe in the rule of law, not the rule of men." Especially that end sentence. I think that it is clear that Obama is tearing down the great respect that the previous administration had for the rule of law. Obviously when his conservative buddies were in power, they reigned in the power of the executive in order to comply with both the Constitution and God, a being this author claims to represent. This constant shilling by both Republicans and conservative Christians basically saying "God is a Republican" is disgusting. So, anyway, I'm not speechless. Thats just what I had to rant about with one paragraph of this asinine bullshit.

Drew said...

I think I am a fan of the Hussein-bomb. In a sentence about godliness, let's drop a Muslim name, implying Obama's unholy Islamic roots are antithetical with God's being. Lovely.

Kent H said...

I don't want Obama to fail as president. I want him to do the right things and succeed. But frankly, his promises for more and more governmental control of nearly everything does smack of a socialist republic. His promises to role back very good abortion regulations is terribly concerning. And his early talk of huge governmental bail out packages that dwarfs anything that any administration has ever done to run up the deficit shows me a financial disregard that would embarass any former president. These things give me huge cause for concern.

If his ultimate goal is to socialize finance, health care, and production - and increase the availability of abortions while refusing parental consent - then I do hope he fails. But I really hope his grandiose plans are primarily rhetoric - spoken for the benefit of the base.

I say again, the government is good at very few things. I don't see how we can turn "establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" into "Big Brother knows best - let him handle the whole business."

Ours is a great nation built upon the diligence and ability of a free people to produce, rule by the rule of law, and create solutions. Obama said it well while campaigning. "Solutions do not come from Washington, they come to Washington."

Brandon W. said...

I like how the author assumes that the size or scope of our govt is a matter of divine concern...how many times did Jesus mention guidelines for good, effective political governance? Oh yeah--that's right. Zero. If Farah's small vision of God isn't a "God of the gaps," then I don't know what is.

On a sidenote, the language used by Farah annoys me for another reason. It's not enough to say "Obama's dead wrong on issue X" or "his healthcare plan blows"--I'm fine with that. Criticism's cool and necessary.

What I'm not okay with is "He's wrong about ______ therefore he's evil," or even "Idea X is incorrect--that means it's an evil idea."

We've probably all done it before (myself included) but that doesn't make it ok. Using "evil" as a synonym for "wrong" "incorrect" or "ineffective" shuts down debate. It's also an excercise in moral frivolity (if everything is evil, then nothing is evil or evil has no meaning) and incredibly arrogant. Who the hell can look into someone else's heart and divine his/her motives?

Assuming bad faith on the part of political opponents (or anyone) is presumptuous at best. It sure as hell isn't useful, productive or--oh yeah--Christian.

Farah's really just trying to offer some kind of theological justification for being a poor loser.

Election's over.

Drew said...

If his ultimate goal is to socialize finance, health care, and production - and increase the availability of abortions while refusing parental consent - then I do hope he fails. But I really hope his grandiose plans are primarily rhetoric - spoken for the benefit of the base.

I guess, I was hoping that you would rebuke this quote Kent. I mean, in Bush's worst days (in my mind) I never wished him failure. I RARELY ever agreed with the man, but I didn't want him to fail. Like Brandon said, having issues with someone's stances on the issues is one thing, but wishing them failure and calling them evil is another. That to me crosses a line, especially when one is invoking God's name and God's will into the picture.

Kent H said...

Oh yes, I'm sorry. I forgot my manners. In all sincerity, the dude with the article is a moron with little place to speak on any issue.
I was just rabbit-trailing as usual. No true American truly wants a failed administration. That only hurts us all.
Thanks for the check.