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How Does God Answer Political Prayers?

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Our friend, John Liming, wonders how God might deal with two conflicting prayers of a political nature.

I have been reading an article on the website, Raw Story, where it is reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told some evangelical radio host that she believes “God is going to answer our prayers and we’ll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare.”

I have a question about this:  ”What about those who are praying that God will answer their prayers and finally do something to insure that “Obamacare” becomes fully implemented and fully operational?”

My other question is, “What happens if “God” decides He doesn’t want to answer prayers in exactly that fashion as the Representative has suggested?  What happens if “God” has other ideas about the whole thing?

I will admit to something here, folks!

I have been praying to “God” for a miracle that will finally and for all time put an end to Right Wing intransigence and obstructionism – but I am not totally expecting Him to give me the answer to that prayer that I would desire in my heart of hearts.

It is like the old story of the religious farmer who desperately prays for a deluge of rain in an area where a lot of rain would destroy property and cost lives if a flood were to come.

In this kind of case do you imagine that God will be more inclined to answer the prayers of the farmer so that he can get a big profitable crop to grow or will He be more likely to answer the prayers of those who are praying that God shut up the Heavens against too much rain so they don’t stand the chance of losing everything they ever worked for or of being drowned?

Easy. If God is a Republican, he’d go with the prayer that maximizes profit for the few at the expense of the many.

I checked out The Raw Story piece that John linked to and I can report that Bachmann’s mental health has not improved.

“I think the President will ultimately be forced to repudiate his own signature piece of legislation because the American people will demand it,” she explained. “And I think before his second term is over, we’re going to see a miracle before our eyes, I believe God is going to answer our prayers and we’ll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare.”

I believe that’s going to happen and we saw step one last week with the repeal of Obamacare in the House. We have two more steps. We serve a mighty God and I believe it can happen.”

Step one? Step one has occurred exactly 37 times! It’s a meaningless, money-wasting vote that does nothing other than satisfy the irrational Obama-hating fervor of the cartoon characters who call themselves House Republicans.

BTW, is the God that Bachmann refers to the same god that told her to run for the presidency? You know, the one who also asked Rick Perry and Rick Santorum to run. Because if it is, then Bachmann’s god has got one hell of a sense of humor.

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I’m with Frank Bruni on this one.

What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.

Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?

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Herman Cain’s Idiot Quote of the Day

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This is rich. No other than Mr. Ignoramus, the pizza man himself, Herman Cain, tried to make the case on Fox News that the reason that President Obama won reelection was because 51 percent of the population is severely ignorant. Which 51 percent is that? Well, the 51 percent that voted for Barack Obama in 2012 of course.

“We have a severe ignorance problem with the people who are so mesmerized by his [Obama’s] popularity that they’re not looking at the facts. Martin Luther King Jr. said fifty years ago in 1963 something that is so appropriate to today, “There is nothing more dangerous than serious ignorance”, and that’s what we have and he [Obama] gets away with it…”.

When Fox got rid of Sarah Palin and Dick Morris, there was hope by some that Roger Ailes had finally come to understand that stupid talk by uninformed ‘analysts’ was not the way to go in this new age of Obama. Sure they still had Hannity and O’Reilly and Doocy and Guilfoyle and Bolling and Gutfeld and Tantaros and Varney and many, many more to breathe life into the hermetically sealed Bubble of Ignorance that many on the right call home…but hey, they fired Palin. That was a start to saner times for Fox, wasn’t it?

Apparently not because they turned right around and hired a person who could very well be the dumbest, least informed, most shameless political figure to ever take a stab at the White House – Herman Cain. Herman Freakin’ Cain! Can you believe that?

The man who said, “…when they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say, you know, I don’t know” will now be educating Fox News viewers on foreign policy.

The guy who quoted Pokemon, “A poet once said, ‘Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line‘”, at a Republican presidential debate will be doing deep political analysis on the major issues of the day and Fox viewers will be none the wiser. They’ll be told stuff by a know-nothing doofus and they’ll take in every word as if it were the gospel truth because…well, because they’re Fox viewers and that is what they do.

So for all of you who wouldn’t waste a second of your time watching Fox but would love to recapture some of those crazy magical moments of sheer stupidity from the Republican primary…here’s a little Herman Cain. Enjoy.

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Orangu-Trump

Remember this?

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Well, Bill Maher has finally responded. It’s Maher at it’s best.

 

I’m guessing that Trump will double down and drag this thing out for as long as he can. Publicity is publicity no matter how ridiculous one looks…not that Trump comes close to understanding how idiotic he comes off appearing in this matter. Narcissistic Personality Disorder will do that to people.

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Romney Wonders Why Airplane Windows Don’t Open (sigh)

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What is wrong with this guy?

“When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.

No,Mitt, airplane windows that don’t open is not a problem…but you are.

The campaign from hell just got a little dumber. I have to admit that I’m a bit shocked by the way Romney has conducted himself during the campaign. When he first announced his candidacy, I took him to be a serious candidate who would be a worthy opponent for President Obama. I could not have been more wrong.

During the Republican primary, the presence of the wingnut gang – Santorum, Bachmann, Perry and Gingrich – forced Romney to adopt hard right positions on most issues. Unfortunate but understandable. Conventional wisdom was that once he became the nominee, he’d steer toward the center. Didn’t happen. The gutless wonder has allowed the Tea Party element to dictate policy and he just followed along.

Even more surprising has been the absolutely stupid things he’s said in the last six months. He’s mocked NASCAR fans for wearing $3 plastic raincoats (“I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”), as well as pissing off an entire nation by insulting the London Olympic Games organizers.

And, of course, there was this instant classic a few months back.

Someone needs to explain to me how this guy ever succeeded in business.

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In Missouri, School is the Devil

Backwards thinking and religious dogma wins out in Missouri.

Missouri voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment that supporters said will protect religious freedom.

The measure — Amendment 2 — says Missourians’ right to express religious beliefs can’t be infringed. It protects voluntary prayer in schools and requires public schools to display a copy of the Bill of Rights.

As Glenn Church over at Foolocracy notes, the First Amendment pretty much has voluntary prayer covered. “No law prohibits anyone in a school, on public property or anywhere else from privately praying.” Exactly, but that hasn’t stopped Missouri from ensuring protection for religious freedoms by introducing the following amendments.

  • Ensures the right to pray individually or in groups in private or public places, as long as the prayer does not disturb the peace or disrupt a meeting
  • Prohibits the state from coercing religious activity.
  • Protects the right to pray on government property.
  • Protects the right of legislative bodies to sponsor prayers and invocations.

I’ll be anxious to see what happens the first time a Muslim student in Missouri invokes their right to pray and lays down a prayer mat in the school cafeteria. Any bets on how quick school authorities intervene and claim that the student was disrupting the peace?

In any case, Missouri felt the need for even greater protection, so they added the following doozy of an amendment. It’s straight out of the religious right’s wingnut playbook.

  • Students need not take part in assignments or presentations that violate their religious beliefs.

Lovely. So if Bobby Boucher decides one night that he’s not into doing his biology homework on evolution because it goes against his momma’s teaching of a 6000 year old earth, he doesn’t have to…and now he’s got the state constitution to back him up. Glenn sums up the madness perfectly.

The concept reeks of impracticality.

Besides, this will only create a school system where science, facts and critical thinking are secondary to opinion and belief. The U.S. is supposed to teach its children to become adept in a technological society, not walking them back to a medieval society or the American equivalent of Islamic madrasseses.

A student could decide to ignore the study of the history of non-Christian societies on the claim that studying pagan ways violates his or her religious belief. Algebra could be considered a violation of religious beliefs as it was discovered by Muslims. Conversely, an atheist student studying literature could refuse an assignment on Bible because it violates religious belief.

This amendment has the potential to turn education on its head. Instead of experts in the field of math, science, history and all subjects presenting what is the best known facts of today’s world, parents and students are going to be given veto power over classroom content. It is a recipe for chaos. Even worse, it is a recipe for ignorance. With this kind of backwards thinking, there is no way that the U.S. is going to catch its rivals in the industrialized world that always seem to edge the U.S. on academic scores.

Bobby Boucher’s mom would be so very proud of Missourians.

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