Some friends and I were discussing Rick Perry’s newest ad, complaining about the “war on religion.” This is part of one of my responses. I’ll write a longer response for the blog later:
…People, atheists or otherwise, engage me seriously all the time about my Christianity without insulting me. And, either way, someone insulting me for being a Christian is just laughable. So what if they do? That’s my point. If God is for us, who can be against us? That some Christians feel “persecuted” because someone makes fun of them is humiliating for those of us who thank God that he has given us the chance to love him in peace.
Obama doesn’t feel the need to trot out his Christianity or belief in God at every turn to stir up the base. I seem to recall Jesus saying something about the hypocrites doing this, actually. And I consider Jesus to be a more useful authority on Christianity than Fox & Friends. Instead we have ass-clowns like Rick Perry pissing all over Americans risking their lives for this country to score political points with buck-toothed, bow-legged, inbred hicks who can’t simply let it be. I think repealing DADT was a dumb idea, too, but I also think that insulting men and women risking their lives for their country (while his flabby ass sits back and can’t even be bothered to learn his own talking points) is a kind of classless scarcely equaled by a major presidential candidate in this country. Or douchebags like Donald Trump awkwardly trying to insist that they’re Christian in spite of all evidence to the contrary. Because they know that the mindless hordes will vote for a fellow Christian tribesman, no matter how morally contemptible.
Christians are not supposed to be in power. We are supposed to be speaking up for the voiceless, the poor, the weak, the sick, the tired, the lame. Instead Christians have greedily grasped at earthly power, thoughtlessly selling away our immortal souls for temporal riches and tribal glory. We are supposed to be the conscience of the system, not the system itself.