Skip to comments.God should bless other countries
Posted on 09/01/2008 9:47:59 PM PDT by xjcsa
God's blessings on America would be good. I'd ask for prosperity, generosity, intelligence, opportunity, and peace.
Apparently some people think of other divine blessings. Like the Bronze Age Hebrews, they pray for God's blessing in war.
From McCain's Website, we learn his position on Iraq: "I know the pain war causes. I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. And I regret sincerely the additional sacrifices imposed on the brave Americans who defend us. But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and on our country's security."
McCain says that Obama's policies would "lose" us this war in Iraq. This has puzzled me no end. What does it mean to "win" a war that we should never have started in the first place?
Who, exactly, are we fighting ? now that there are no WMDs, and the link to al Qaeda is shown to be another Bush-Cheney lie, and the White House doesn't like the way democracy is going in Iraq so that excuse is down the drain too? We're fighting "insurgents"? What does that mean?
Would that be anything like the American freedom-fighters of the 1770s, or Nelson Mandela's relentless drive for native black parity with Afrikaner-whites?
"Our goal is an Iraq that no longer needs American troops," McCain's Website states. Isn't it interesting that Iraq now "needs" the troops that devastated it in the first place? No, I'm not bashing the troops.
They are honor-bound to obey a commander-in-chief who has blatantly put the interests of his rich buddies far above any interests those soldiers have in life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness.
And how exactly is McCain proposing to pay for his ongoing war, not to mention the staggering debt incurred by his presidential mentor? I haven't yet found out.
I see tax cuts for everyone in his plan ? especially corporations, as if tax cuts were at all relevant to retaining U.S. jobs (hint: they're not) ? but I don't see a plan for paying down the debt or financing more war.
Oh well, God bless America! Honestly, if you can't come up with a viable plan, you can always invoke the deity. And you can bet that God wears an American flag lapel pin.
George Carlin was in town last year for a show at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. He seemed off his game, reading from notes, losing his train of thought, not getting the same stressed-out laughs as in olden times. As it turned out, he died some months later.
But that night, Carlin got on a roll with his "God Bless America" rant. If God blesses America, shouldn't God also bless Puerto Rico, Thailand, Norway, Rwanda, and Venezuela? While we're at it, why not bless Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iraq too?
Why do Americans think they are God's chosen ones? And really, why would we think God cares who wins a football game, a golf tournament, or a wrestling match?
It was rapid-fire funny ? and it set me to thinking. It appears to be an anthropological fact that many religious people (as opposed to spiritual people) tend to believe that God is on their side in all of their endeavors and desires, even the most trivial or venal. Janis Joplin immortalized this attitude with her wonderful riff, "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" Reverend Ike, a 1970s televangelist, used to shout to cheering congregations, "I don't want my pie in the sky, bye and bye! I want it right here! Right now! And so do you!" Then they would all pray for a bigger piece of the pie.
All those "God Bless America" bumper stickers that seemed to multiply a million-fold after 9/11 ? what do they signify?
The righteous invoking the powers of deity against the godless foreigner? But this is always the position of extremists, whether Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or anything else.
Besides, Muslims believe in the very same God that Christians and Jews believe in, so why wouldn't God bless Iran?
How could anyone possibly believe that God wants us to "win" this war? I'm not saying that McCain believes it, though he may ? but many of his ardent supporters do.
Why would God choose to favor war-mongers?
Of all the mind tricks human beings are capable of playing on themselves, self-deception ranks as among the most destructive, and religious self-deception is a remarkably persistent type, especially when coupled with extreme patriotism. I'll have more on self-deception in another column, God willing.
Did you forget the Barf Alert?
Hey Donna, 2005 called. They want their op-ed back.
Oops...yeah, should have probably done that. By way of apology, please accept this photo of the lovely author:
Besides, Muslims believe in the very same God that Christians and Jews believe in,
No they dont. Donna Wood is a Moron.
Allah is a Bedoin God of a Panthiestic Religion predating Muhammad
He is a God of the Moon and War.
He is a God Of Blood.
Donna is a “Usefull Idiot” of the Left.
G-d blesses the countries that bless Him and Israel.
God's blessings on America would be good. I'd ask for prosperity, generosity, intelligence, opportunity, and peace.I would only ask that God would cause the people in America to turn to Him and to trust in his Son Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
God protects Israel and those countries that support it ....
By God, you will, as I will to miss it.
The triad of vileness often comes out in leftist screeds and snarkfests: anti-God, anti-guns, and anti-guts. Two components - anti-God and anti-guts - come out in this one. Is he also anti-gun? Which is really a symptom of an anti-personal reponsibility mindset in people of this ilk...
(Donna Wood now, wood she?)
"WE" did not start this war. America RESUMED the war against Saddam Hussein because Saddam Hussein was in repeated violation of the peace agreement settled after the FIRST Gulf War.
Saddam was even offered the opportunity to step down.
Those who say "we started it" and that "we had no right to be there" defend the practices of Saddam Hussein, dictator and murderer and despotic violator of basic human rights.
We have toppled Saddam's regime, he and his sons will not be coming to power. The deck of most wanted have largely been put out of business (virtually if not all).
But to claim that this is the "same" war as the one with Saddam is to claim that the Cold War in Europe was the "same" war we fought against Hitler. After all, Germany was divided and the Russians were no longer our allies. That wage raged for another 45 years and almost brought us to the brink of destruction (there were several near launches, at least one of which was instrumentation error).
But the prof probably loved Uncle Joe Stalin too.
Don’t tell her about this, her head might explode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBPWwSL4Rmk
Bill Ayers' Weather Underground and his pals in the Black Panthers were Communist "insurgenets" waging war inside the continental US too.
Conviently went down the memory hole, didn't it?
Ummm, shouldn't she report to a dentist immediately?
I mean, it's nothing personal. But shouldn't she?
To paraphrase an old Saturday Night Live line,
Donna, you ignorant Dhimmi.
You ignorant September 10 Dhimmi.
War is the defenders reply to the aggressors question.
Surrender is the serfs reply.
Aggression is continual. Defense against the aggressors is optional at least in the minds of Liberals and Moonbats.
God was asked to damn AmeriKKKa by this crowd.
And George Carlin was a devout atheist so take any of his religous mumblings as the rants of a tired bitter old man.
DOES NOT COMPUTE.
DOES NOT COMPUTE.
DOES NOT COMPUTE.
DOES NOT COMPUTE.
Reality calling. Your check bounced.
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