Do the people of the United States own God?

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God plan for her to campaign and ultimately, to win:

“God continued to strengthen and empower us when, you know, His strength is perfected in our weakness. And that’s what’s exciting because you see, that if it weren’t for faith, when all logic said it’s time to quit, we pursued. We marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit. And now with such an important lame duck session you realize why we were to endure all that stuff.”



How should constituents interpret statements by politicians who see their campaigns and causes as part of God’s plan? How do you decipher God’s intentions for you?

“God continued to strengthen and empower us when, you know, His strength is perfected in our weakness. And that’s what’s exciting because you see, that if it weren’t for faith, when all logic said it’s time to quit, we pursued. We marched on because we knew God was not releasing us to quit. And now with such an important lame duck session you realize why we were to endure all that stuff.”

The idea that God informs politicians, prisoners and the Phelps families of the world to act against authority or take a stand against perceived sins is so ridiculous that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the stupidity. I have travelled around the world and have not come across any country where God is invoked for mundane situations as in the United States. One might well ask: Do the people of the United States own God? Do the seven billion people of the world have no right to God? To think that God has nothing better to do than to speak to common people about what they should or should not do in elections is absurd.

God speaks to everyone through their conscience because Godliness exists in every human breast. But the understanding of God’s message depends on how truthful and sincere one is to one’s belief because God admonishes us as much as guides us. God is about Love, Compassion, Understanding and Respect. God believes in reforming those who have gone astray not punishing them. When we interpret God’s message to suit our own ambitions then we are belittling God and making a mockery of our conscience. I would like to ask all those who claim to be outraged by the actions of the Government in the past two years: where was your rage when the Republican administration squandered the surplus left by President Clinton and started two wars that has virtually brought us to the doors of bankruptcy? Why did God not come and speak to them to do something at that time? Much as I would like to keep politics and religion apart we seem to merge the two so intricately that they cannot be seperated. I am reminded of the wise words of my mother: Those whose conscience bites the most are the ones who need to make a public display of their piety.

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  • joe_allen_doty

    The God in whom I believe speaks to human beings through the power of the Holy Spirit. And those who believe in Him and in Jesus also can hear God and/or Jesus talk to them so they can hear with their natural ears through the Holy Spirit.In fact, Jesus promised that Holy Spirit would do that for them.God is not the property of humans. But, they are HIS property. If you claim that you believe in God, you had better be sure that He’s the same one whom Jesus said was his Heavenly Father.

  • gibsonpolk

    Holy WarMy God can beat up your God….

  • FarnazMansouri2

    Arun Gandhi,Is God antisemitic? That is the only question you are qualified to answer. (Bgw., take a look at the two who blogged before I did–HINT.)

  • former_michigander

    It seems, sometimes, that the devil invented religion to keep people from knowing God.

  • paultaylor1

    American Protestantism has its share of religious fanaticism. Much like Muslims have theirs. Some of these Protestants are on the warpath. Partly because their god is being attacked by the radical Muslim god. Partly because Mr. Obama, who is African American, is their President they do not want, because he has African blood. Also, importantly, because so many Asian, Latin and African immigrants are settling here, in the fundamentalist hornet’s nest–the Southern and Western states, and in the countryside, where they’ve never really been before. These immigrants are not the proper race, culture or religion to suit many of the American religious fundamentalists; especially now they are out of jobs, and losing their homes. Of course they’re blaming it all on the “infidels,” who seem to have jobs (maybe because they’re not lazy, and often accept lower wages, or open their own businesses).So! We, the People (the significant “others”) kicked GWBush out of office because he invested too much of his presidency to the radical Christian god, and actually made an unholy mess of things. And that goes to prove that you cannot blame all Americans for this god-mania!

  • FarnazMansouri2

    Btw., does vishnu have a plan for the hindus in Kashmir, Arun?I ask in light of the discoveries of the mass graves in Kasmir, Arun, because of the checkpoints, because of the eighteen people the hindus just slaughtered there, because the Muslim majority want the one hundred hindu soldiers out of Kasmir, Arun.Does vishnu support female infanticide? It would seem so since hinduism is used to justify it?Does hinduism support the enslavement of the Dalit?You folks got lotsa plans, Arun. Although your sacred texts do not mention Jews, you managed to hate us nevertheless.From all your religion’s hatred it seems understandable that you would hate groups you folks would hate people of whom you know nothing. And you do, Arun. Yup, you do.It’s not just the Muslims, Jews, Christians, Dalit, baby girls, et al.

  • CHAOTICIAN101

    Good Grief, people! Do you seriously think a god, any God, especially your Jesus God, would actually care 1 bit about who would hold some grubby little political job in some arbitrary geographical area on some nondescript planet surrounding a remote star in 1 of a billion galaxies in an universe which might be just 1 of infinite number which itself may be just a mote in eternity itself? And stop quoting the ridiculous Christian book as some sort of basis for anything! With thousands of sects and thousands of interpretations, this book has no authority at all except to bludgeon its sects people to blindly follow their chosen priests!

  • bryangalt1

    Yes, American’s are crazy. We are the descendants of the religious nut jobs who fled Europe to avoid persecution. Historically, it seems we had a lull in religious ferver which is evidenced by the Constitutional seperation of church and state.Now, anyone who is running for office, quoting God as a reference, and claiming to believe in the Constitution’s methods, must by default never use the two together. The genius of keeping the two forces from merging has kept us from becoming Iran or Saudi Arabia, or 16th century England.If you vote for a candidate that constantly refers to God, you are equally nuts, because there is nothing worse than bringing religion and government together under one roof, run by crazy people.Of course, you may want to vote for these people if you are no longer interested in your freedoms (or the freedoms of others), because zealot’s love a mean message, and after a certain point, that message will include the idiots that voted in the dingbats.

  • FranknErnest

    if you look around the world… the more advanced the general population … the less religious they are… intelligence and belief in god/religion are inversely proportional…