How Does God Answer Political Prayers?
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.
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?