Christianity Johnson on 06 Nov 2008 03:13 am
According to USA Today and many other sources, Sarah Palin famously said that she was praying to God and “putting this in God’s hands, that the right thing for America will be done at the end of the day on Nov. 4.”
Obviously, since God is imaginary, this was a silly thing to say. Human beings determine an election, not an imaginary God.
And many human beings looked at Sarah Palin and decided that she was damaged goods. For example, Dennis Hopper, longtime Republican, voted for Obama because of Palin, and publicly admits it in this video:
What Sarah Palin seems to miss is that she represents the worst of Christianity. She is a complete hypocrite. She proclaims belief in God, Jesus and the Bible, and then completely ignores what the Bible says. For example:
1) A Christian is supposed to love her enemies. Sarah Palin did not love the enemy. She attacked the enemy – in this case Barack Obama.
2) A Christian is supposed to obey the ninth commandment (You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor). Instead, Sarah Palin dropped lies and innuendo about Barack Obama in every public appearance she made.
3) A Christian is supposed to be give money to the poor. Instead, Sarah Palin went nuts buying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of clothing for herself and family when given the chance. See this article: Hackers and Spending Sprees:
NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her familyâ€”clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent “tens of thousands” more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.
4) The Bible suggests that knowledge and wisdom are good things. Ecclesiastes 7:12 says: “Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.” Sarah Palin is the picture of ignorance. How ignorant? Her interviews made it painfully obvious. As pointed out here, she does not even know that Africa is a continent:
5) A Christian is supposed to be humble. Matthew 18:4: “Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Sarah Palin was the opposite. She was truly arrogant. Many described her as a “diva”: McCain adviser: Palin â€˜is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone.’
If you are going to claim to follow Jesus, then you should follow Jesus. Imagine if Palin had come into the public spotlight as a humble, respectful, modest, loving person. What if she had admitted her weaknesses, and said, with humility, that she had a lot to learn and would do her best. Instead of tens of millions of people hating her and seeing her as an idiot, they might now respect her.
Everyone with intelligence – both religious and non-religious – sees the hypocrisy of Sarah Palin and her ilk and is repulsed by it. That may be one big reason why Sarah Palin lost.
In other words, if you are claiming to believe in an imaginary God, you should do what your imaginary God tells you to do. Otherwise, you come off as a hypocrite.