Monday, April 13, 2009

God is in Control?

James Dobson, bigot extraordinaire, is a tired old man. He is throwing in the towel, and for that, I am grateful. But what an odd perspective this man has. Recently he said this:

"The battles that we fought in the Eighties now, we were victorious in many of those conflicts with the culture, trying to defend righteousness, trying to defend the unborn child, trying to preserve the dignity of the family and the definition of marriage. We fought all those battles and really it was a holding action.

[…] [W]e made a lot of progress through the Eighties but then we turned into the Nineties and the internet came along and a new president came along and all of that went away and now we are absolutely awash in evil. And we are right now in the most discouraging period of that long conflict. Humanly speaking, we can say that we have lost all those battles, but God is in control and we are not going to give up now, right?"

A new president came along in the nineties and now we are awash in evil?

Does he forget that another new president came along in 2000? A Born-Again Christian empowered with control of both houses of Congress and a compliant Supreme Court. Odd that he would blame Bill Clinton and the internet when his own people have been in control of Congress from 1994 to 2006 and the presidency for eight years.

And think about his last line:

"Humanly speaking, we can say that we have lost all those battles, but God is in control and we are not going to give up now, right?"

If God is in control now, and the GOP has been in control for eight years, why is his side losing?

Does it ever occur to him that either God is not in control, or maybe, just maybe, God is not on his side.?

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1 comment:

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

It's clear that the radical right think God is asleep at the wheel and in need of their intervention. Why else would they think such bad things about society when they also believe that God is all powerful?