He is Risen! Happy Easter and Passover!
Although it’s Easter Sunday, Leftist insanity doesn’t take a day off, so neither do I. And boy do we have a doozy for you!
Recently in an email group I belong to, the subject of Christians and Christianity came up. The Leftists in the group did everything in their power to either dismiss Christianity or use it to “prove” they were better than Christians because…reasons. Some even attempted to prove the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written by ghost writers. Casper could not be reached for comment.
To put it mildly, Leftists have an odd approach to Christians. That’s fine by me, since I have an odd approach to Leftists: mocking them whenever I can.
What the Left thinks it means – a group of backwards-thinking people bound by superstition and denying science, facts, and logic
What it really means – a group of imperfect people who are easy targets for those who don’t believe
The Left has a tendency to believe they are the smartest people in the room, and as such anything that falls outside of that belief is stupid. Such is the case with Christianity. To Leftists, Christians are complete mysteries. I mean, believing in an invisible deity who promises eternal life? That’s what Democrats in Chicago do to stay in power by voting for the dead, and they’re quite visible (some say transparent), so faith in God has to be for rubes and uneducated hicks!
At least until those same Leftists need votes. Then, candidates either couch their rhetoric with such fine sounding words like “economic and social justice” or “helping the less fortunate.” For a lot of Christians, it works…as long as you don’t bother looking into what the proposals are. This cynical approach to Christians is designed to hit them in their hearts. By nature, Christians are compassionate and want to help people in whatever way they can. Some even think the deeds on Earth will get them into Heaven.
Without getting too far into the theological weeds, there is a question as to whether this approach actually works. Although it’s nice to help someone who needs a hand, it doesn’t turn God into Willy Wonka. Deeds on Earth, known in some circles as “works”, only go so far. If they’re being done to hit the Heavenly Lotto, it defeats the purpose of doing the deeds because they’re being done for selfish reasons. In my faith (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran for those playing along at home), works mean nothing because Man is imperfect. It’s like trusting Michael Jackson to babysit; you hope it will turn out well, but bets are it won’t.
Leftists also have this need to be in control. To accept God means Leftists would have to give up at least some power over their lives and the lives of others. As a result, their best and brightest thinkers set out to disprove God using whatever means necessary. Semantics, logic, even philosophy and science are tools in their arsenals, and they use them whenever they can.
Which is to say all the time. Now you know how London felt during the Blitz.
Under near-constant attack, many Christians feel the need to give in if only to fit in. And it’s not like the Left is illiterate when it comes to Scripture, either. When they’re not trying to pick it apart to find discrepancies, they use it to justify their ideological goals. As the old saying goes, however, even the Devil can quote Scripture. In this case, Christians have to be careful not to fall prey to false doctrine when it’s tied to political ends.
One time when I went to visit my parents over a spring weekend, I went to my old church in my hometown. The service was good, the Pastor was good, but then it came down to the Bible lesson about being good shepherds of the Earth. In a stunning twist, the leaders of my old church turned the lesson into an appeal for environmentalism and to fight against global warming. I know God said we should take care of the Earth, but I see Him more as Barry Gibb rather than Al Gore.
Of course, if you’re not on board with that or any other Leftist ideas, then the Left will say you’re not Christian enough. Against illegal immigration? Well, the Bible says we need to take care of the less fortunate, so you’re not acting very Christian! Think there should be tax cuts? The Bible says wealth is bad, so you’re not too Christian!
And when they’re not calling you out, they’re calling you backwards. Against abortion? The Bible is anti-woman, so we can’t live by those outdated notions! Dressing modestly? That’s because the Bible is outdated! Don’t drink, smoke, or have sex before marriage? How old fashioned and utterly boring!
See the problem here? To the Left, Christians are like small children who just don’t know any better, and the Left sees themselves as wise men and women who will lead you out of your intellectual morass and into enlightenment (i.e. get you to vote for their issues and candidates and donate heavily to their causes). And they will use your faith as a tool to get you to do what they want.
If that’s not weaponizing faith, I don’t know what is.
But here’s the thing, kids. God doesn’t care who you vote for. He has that already covered. If He wants abortions on demand, He will find a way to make Nancy Pelosi the President of the United States. From what I understand, He has that kind of power. (Then again, so do the Russians allegedly, but that’s neither here nor there.) Man’s power on Earth is peanuts compared to the kind of power God has. What Man thinks will take several months to complete, God can do in the blink of an eye.
Faith and politics are two areas that can corrupt one another very easily when both are applied incorrectly because both appeal to Man’s baser nature. But when one can find a balance between the two with a focus on doing the right thing to honor God and honor a commitment to his or her constituents, it’s a wonder to behold.
Even though we Christians are imperfect, we mustn’t let that get us down because God loves us anyway. Easter Sunday is a reminder of that. God so loved the world than He let his only Son be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Leftists have a hard time going without wifi, let alone giving up their lives to save people they don’t like. And make no mistake, Leftists do not like Christians.
Fine by me. I’ll pray for you all the same. That serves a couple of purposes. First, God teaches us to pray for our enemies we would ourselves. Second, it really pisses them off, so you can get some enjoyment there, too. It’s a win-win!