Monday, October 13, 2008


Hell almighty! Christianity has run amok and we followers have lost our collective minds.

Pastor Arnold Coonrod delivered the following prayer at a Palin/McCain rally. This is a snippet thanks to the Drudge Report:

"There are millions of people around this world praying to their god -- whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah -- that his [McCain's] opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation because they're going to think that their god is bigger than you if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and Election Day."

There is so much wrong with this, I hardly know where to start. I think the most outrageous part is this pastor’s insinuation that McCain’s opponent is not a Christian. Sen. Obama is a Christian, has been a Christian for many years and this pastor knows it. For a Christian to challenge another Christian’s pledge to Jesus is … disgusting. 

What makes him think that the world is against Christianity? This election is not about Christianity over Islam. It’s about Obama/Biden versus Palin/McCain, Democrat versus Republican. What does God have to do with it?

I find it amazingly pompous and conceited for one to be assured that he knows the will of God, and can say with certainty how his God would vote in an election. I tend to think of God as nonpartisan, but that is just me. 

I also find it interesting, that this pastor seems to challenge God. That if he really is the one true God, then he will ensure John McCain’s election. I don't know about you, but I don't make a habit out of tempting God and challenging him. I feel pretty confident that when push comes to shove, God can beat me in an arm wrestling match any day of the week.

Why does Palin/McCain keep picking people like this to represent them at rallies? 


Sky Girl said...

Their choice of this person to represent them makes one think that John McCain subscribes to the philosophy of the divine right of kings.

Jeremy D. Young said...

Just one small note...

Jack wrote:
What does God have to do with it?

The Bible states in Romans 13:1 (NIV) - "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."

Just saying that God does get involved in some way shape or form.. :)