By Harry Welty
of the Republican God
With so many laws to choose from police are notorious for picking and choosing the laws they enforce. They hate ticketing jaywalkers or people who don't wear seat belts. Back when I was in college so many white kids smoked marijuana that police all but gave up arresting them. But, if a law is on the books it can be enforced and so that North Carolina Sheriff was fully justified in calling his employee to account - the ACLU be damned!
story from that state concerns the Church
of the Republican God in
Paul of course is quoting Jesus who was telling the Pharisees to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s. I know that this makes Jesus sound like a modern liberal arguing for the separation of church and state. That doesn’t mean that today’s evangelicals should pay Jesus any heed. Jesus was a man after all, although a sinless one, and therefore just as prone to mistakes as any other human.
I’ve been struck with several of his mistakes. For instance, there’s that time Jesus told people that the end of the world would take place during the lifetimes of some of the people in his presence. Well, it’s been 2,000 years and the Apocalypse hasn’t happened yet. So, maybe his injunction to keep church and state separate is wrong too.
I think that
the evangelical community ought to take advantage of some of these mistakes as
they work to restore the Nation’s sacred honor.
Like all other Americans, evangelicals are among the richest people in the
World’s history. They want to keep it that way as evidenced by
Jesus warned people that it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. Since the “Left Behind” series is so popular it seems odd that so many evangelicals are living by the: “he who dies with the most toys wins” credo. Unless, of course, Jesus is wrong again. Evangelicals seem to be mimicking WC Fields, a noted infidel, who was found paging through the Bible shortly before his death. Asked why, Fields explained that he was “looking for loopholes.” Frankly, I take my hat off to the Church of the Republican God. They are sacrificing some of their treasure (their no-tax status) in order to pass through the needle’s eye.
I think all
the liberal hand-wringing over evangelical conservatives is a little
hysterical. The web page I referenced earlier also reports that evangelical
Christians not only have a higher divorce rate than other Americans but they
are almost as likely to engage in adulterous affairs and cohabitation. If they
I think I've
come to understand why so many evangelical churches practice full immersion
baptism. Its probably because so many of them really need to cool off.
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