Note from Dan: The erudite diver, fisherman, handyman and soon-to-be-stepdad J.M. White posted this yesterday on this thread, about churches, taxes, and the phony “Pulpit Freedom Day.”
Aaaaaand, away I go.
I have no problem with any church endorsing and encouraging their members to vote for whomever they may please. In fact, I’d encourage all of them to do so. Their tax-free status can then be revoked and BLAM, instant increase in tax revenue. Win-win, right? They get their freedom of speech that they claim is being squashed and it’s revenue-positive. Remember: only job creators deserve tax breaks; everyone else must pay their fair share. Render unto Caesar … but tax not the churches? I don’t recall that line being in the Bible … or our Constitution.
Now, on to the ridiculous comments:
I like how Doug Thompson seems to think that we can somehow completely remove God from this country, but not Allah. By his logic, that would make Allah more powerful than God by default, would it not? Apparently, Mr. Thompson’s God is weak and somewhat incompetent.
I, too, hope I live long enough to see God removed from everything, Islam take over and our communist government that we covet so very much come to fruition. Since it’s not going to happen, it means I’ll live forever.
Kendra says:“There is a point where God laughs at all of this and then there is a point where He will bring judgment and order.”
You’re right if the prophecies are true. It is prophesied that God will indeed bring judgement and order to His creation – after He lets his biggest mistake, Satan and his army, reign for a thousand years of hell on Earth … but that’s after he unleashes the Beast upon us in the first place … which is after War, Famine, Pestilence and Death are let off their respective chains to kill a third of the population.
Until then, as you say, He’s sitting up there laughing at all of this suffering, hatred, anguish, and other various and sundry evils which He allows to exist. He created us, doomed us to suffer evil and also apparently finds it humorous. Strange … that’s not benevolence; that’s sadism. It’s worth repeating: having the absolute power to completely end suffering and choosing not to wield it while watching said suffering is utterly sadistic.
So, we’ve established that:
- God won’t stop His creations from completely removing Him from this country;
- He won’t stop Islam from taking His place;
- And also seems to find great pleasure in our doubt and pain;
- God also kills and allows killing, but tells us not to kill;
- He covets our worship to the point of our eternal damnation if we don’t, but tells us not to covet;
- He tells us to guide and discipline our children, but lets his own petulant child, Satan, do as he pleases, even to the point of making God have to start this Grand Experiment over, twice.
Exactly why is He worthy of my worship again?
It seems to me that worshiping God as you people define Him is little more than a rabid case of Stockholm Syndrome.