Mr. wOw ponders the new world of “cults”
Evangelical pastor — and Rick Perry supporter — Robert Jeffress announced at the “Values Voters Conference” last week that Mitt Romney was not fit to be president because his Mormon religion is a “cult” and only those who have given their hearts and minds to Jesus Christ can be president of the United States. (The Mormon beliefs are only about 150 years old, and though they believe in Jesus, they don’t believe in any traditional manner.)
Interesting. Well, I guess this counts out any chance of a Jew for president — Jews do not believe Jesus was the son of God: he was just an ordinary Jewish preacher of the time. (The pastor Jeffress made it clear that no Jew should be president, either. And that all presidents should be judged on how they “stood on Biblical law.”) But, wait — aren’t the Evangelicals all up in Israel’s business? Supporting the Jewish state of Israel? Supporting Jews? Uhhhh … not quite.
Evangelicals support the land. They consider Israel and Jerusalem their holy hot spots. The place where the Big Battle of Armageddon will happen. So they throw money at Israel, all the while thinking: “Hope they come to Christ, otherwise they’re gonna burn in Hell!” And Israel accepts it. Perhaps they feel they have no choice — a tiny country surrounded by enemies. Take help where you can. (Jews don’t believe in Hell, so they are much more “meh” about that concept.)
But doesn’t anybody creep out that these Evangelical saviors wish you dead, unless you believe as they do? That they will happily see you burn in Hell if you don’t accept Christ? Something really ugly there. Not to mention very anti-Semitic.
So while we have a man of mixed race in the White House, and a full African American running for the post — the lovely Herman Cain — we still can’t have a Mormon, or a Jew, or what about a damned atheist? (Please, give me a man or woman of no faith but lots of humanity and good sense!)
Cult? Every time I see one of those gazillion dollar mega-churches with everybody up, glaze-eyed, hand-waving and testifying, or watch the gaudy, golden ceremonies at Christmas from St. Peter’s, all I think is “cult.”
I also think: corruption, a waste of millions of dollars on crap, and hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy.
Go pray on your toilet. If God exists, he’ll find you there. Don’t mess with government, which has enough problems already.