Thursday, December 01, 2005

Fumbling toward coherence

Sure, that stuff about establishing justice and ensursing domestic tranquility and providing for the common defense is nice. But Republican gubernatorial candidate Roy Moore knows what the American government's real purpose is: to recognize God.

The First Amendment's Establishment Clause might appear to present a slight obstacle there, but as Moore explained Wednesday during a speech in Tuscaloosa, the concept of church-state separation dates to Old Testament days, when God pulled rulers and priests from different families. Besides, we get Thanksgiving off, so there.

One might wonder why it's so important to erect giant granite Ten Commandments monuments on public property, especially when you can put them all over private property to your heart's content. But as The Crimson White reports, Moore's motives are humanitarian: "Moore said government has to recognize God to avoid eventual chaos and the killing of innocent people."

In other words, God will allow thousands to die in chaos unless we hang enough crosses on the courthouse walls, even though He established church-state separation in the first place.

I stopped trying to make sense of Roy a long time ago.


Anonymous LizW said...

Hmmm. A government recognizing God stops the killing of innocent people? I wonder how Roy explains the actions of God's Man in the White House, George Bush?

9:12 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

So Roy's God will kill innocent people if the government doesn't "recognize" Him? (Of course Roy's God is a man.) Why on earth would anyone want to worship a god who is that petty and vindictive? Of course, I'm sure Roy and his followers don't expect to be among the innocent who are annihilated. They expect special protection.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the thing to remember about Roy, and it will make you understand him better. HE'S NOT REALLY A CHRISTIAN. He never speaks about Christ. He never tries to spread Christ's message. You never hear him speak of love and compassion. You never hear him urge others to take care of the poor, the oppressed, the sick and homeless.

Roy is strictly an Old Testament kind of guy, like so many other "Christians" in Alabama are. They do not recognize the New Covenant between God and man, as exemplified by Sen. Hank Erwin's moronic statement about how New Orleans had it coming. The old "eye for an eye" mentality is to their liking, and they do not want to travel the much tougher road that real Christians take.

1:40 PM  

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