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Is Jesus God, or What?Kenneth G. Ramey Salem-News.com
God is not a political Being, as the Republican Party would have us believe, and Democrats often tend to support.
(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - Republican candidates seem obsessed with the notion that God is on their side, but do they really know what they are saying, or is what they say what the Republican Holy See wants them to say? The presumption, of course, is that Jesus is God and that Christianity is the source of all good.
Politically speaking, it may prove helpful to the Republican cause which relies on the assumption that Jesus is a personal God which supposedly is politically inclined in favor of the Republican agenda. Party members and recent candidates for Congressional Office are clinging more and more to the concept that it is the will of Jesus [their deity] that He lead this nation out of the wilderness of our Democratic Society and institutions which, they claim, are the cause, rather than the solution to our economic woes. The lack of jobs and the 9.6% rate of unemployment they point to as evidence of a Democratic failure. The truth is just the opposite, which our president and the Democratic Party is trying to overcome.
It is no secret that the Geo. W. Bush Administrations got America into war [s] in keeping with Evangelical support; Rod Parsley of Cincinnati preached that it was God’s (Jesus’) will that American Christians destroy Islam. Iraq proved not to be the antagonists we, the people, were led to believe was responsible for 9-11, but it was an Arab Nation, as are Afghanistan and Iran. North Korea is an exception which, as Jimmy Carter has proven, will respond with its better nature if treated respectfully.
The exorbitant costs of the wars and the standoff with No. Korea has milked the United States of its wealth in dollars, military lives, wounded and psychologically disabled The current Democratic Party cannot reverse these commissions over night.
Adding to our Nation’s dilemma are the natural calamities that have befallen Haiti and other nations to whom aid was given by the U.S. because “it was the right thing to do.” Likewise, the prospect of a financial meltdown more serious than the Depression of the 1930s, was averted by the Democratic Party, and legislation for the benefit of those most in need passed in spite of opposition and obstruction by the Party of “NO,”.
The leaders of the Tea Party Movement led by Sarah Palin, of Pentecostal fame, as well as Michele Bachman, a product of Evangelical persuasion, and others, have succeeded in getting candidates of similar ilk elected, Sharron Angel comes immediately to mind, but there are others also who attribute to God their initial success.
These are people who, in spite of their political ignorance, are subject to the direction of the Holy See whose disciples include virtually all Republicans, as demonstrated by the number of votes cast as a block against Democratic attempts to improve the lot of American People.
It is less important that newcomers use their brain than it is that they will do as they are told.
The Evangelical Holy See consists of pretenders who use the word “God” to achieve their goal of wanting to regain control of the Government so they can continue to dominate us based on their misguided belief that God is on their side.
Jesus is not God as can be logically proven by reference to the Book of Isaiah, and knowledge of History. But lacking even that, Geo. W. Bush discovered, following the havoc of Katrina, that it is not sufficient to say, “God is in His heaven, all is right with the world.” To believe Jesus controls lives, and supports the Republican agenda is as outrageous a myth as is Christianity. God does not provide for people in need; people do.
The mind of God is unfathomable and impossible to divine, as ought to be clear to anyone who is aware of Nature’s recent string of worldwide catastrophes. God is not a political Being, as the Republican Party would have us believe, and which Democrats have shown a tendency to support. Consequently, how citizens vote this November will depend on whether they can overcome their emotion, grab the bull of logic by the horns, look him in the eye, and decide not to revert to the cause of our dilemma, but retain in power the Democratic Party that is dedicated to improving our future; but it takes time.
Barrack Obama, who deserves to be a two-term President, has been President less than half of his first term and has achieved much in spite of Republican obstructionism.
They blame him for all the failures of their party over the last eight years. Shouldn’t he be given equal time to right their wrongs, and put this nation on its rightful course?
Kenneth G. Ramey was a "writer without a Website" who is generating excellent, provocative articles on the subject of religion and world affairs. We are pleased that Ken's "lone wolf" presence as a writer in the world has been replaced by a spot on our team of writers at Salem-News.com.
Raised in Minnesota and California during the dark years of the Great American Depression, Ken is well suited to talk about the powerful forces in the world that give all of us hope and tragedy and everything in between. You can write to Ken at:email@example.com
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