Speaking of the Devil – It’s a No No

Posted on February 22, 2012

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Sorry about the Ozzy image – but when I get going on a theme…   Actually,  just a bit of incidental trivia here, but Mr. Osbourne has said in interviews that he  believes that Satan exists, but as a card carrying member in good standing with the Church of England, he (Ozzy, that is), subscribes to conventional Christian beliefs.  Alice Cooper is a professing Christian as well.   Seems ironic, given the line of entertainment both of them are in – but maybe from a certain perspective, not that much.  But I’m getting off subject here.

I don’t know for a fact that Satan exists. I don’t know the man, nor have I met him – nor would I care to, for that matter. But the book that I go to for spiritual truth, the Bible, does have a lot to say about him – none of it is good. Rick Santorum also has a few things to say about Satan and apparently the very notion that someone actually believes in the existence of Satan (besides SNL’s ‘Church Lady’) is a sign of buffoonery to ‘enlightened’ intellects on the Left.

The furor surrounding Rick Santorum’s comments to a group of students at Ave Maria University in Florida is yet another example of the phobia that the Left, the elites and the media, have towards any expression of Christian belief in the public arena. Anyone who questions the current state of the moral health and well being in America, is demonized (pardon the expression) and marginalized as an extremist.  How dare he actually, seriously, and literally believe the faith that he professes? Such a person, we are led to think, should be disqualified as a leader of a nation.

Of course, what is classified as extreme is a matter of perspective.  The public statements of the majority of the Founding Fathers of our nation would fit the Left’s definition of extremism and bigoted speech.   Consider this quote from President Washington:

“Brothers: I am glad you have brought three of the Children of = your principal Chiefs to be educated with us. I am sure Congress will open the Arms of love to them, and will look upon them as their own Children, and will have them educated accordingly…

You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ.    These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.

Congress will do every thing they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loose it.”

[SOURCE: George Washington in a speech to some Delaware Indian chiefs on 12 May 1779].

My, wouldn’t that create a stir among the Christianophobes in the media and among progressives?   Imagine – the nerve of disrespecting the diversity of the Native American culture by recommending education in the Christian religion?   I guess George Washington wasn’t familiar with the ‘separation of Church and State’.   Here’s another:

To the guidance of the ministers of the gospel this important object is, perhaps, more properly committed. It will be your care to instruct the ignorant, and to reclaim the devious, and, in the progress of morality and science, to which our government will give every furtherance, we may confidently expect the Advancement of True Religion, and the completion of our happiness.”

{SOURCE: George Washington in a letter to the First Presbytery of the Eastward in November? 1789].

If you put any credence in the words to the wise coming from the political class and all the vaunted campaign consultants, George Washington wouldn’t have a chance of getting elected President in 2012.   Too much of an extremist.   How about John Adams, our 2nd President?

“Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

Or this one – short and sweet:

“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

And just to top things off – here’s one more of those out of control religious fanatics:

I have never really understood the argument some people make about the church not getting involved in politics.    To me, Christianity, faith, religion, the Church and the Bible are all inherently involved in politics because so many political questions are moral questions.

  • British Prime Minister, David Cameron

I have more to say on this topic in a follow up post.   What I am pondering at the moment is to what degree are Rick Santorum’s critics correct in their bet that a candidate that is candid about moral issues and Christian worldviews, will be a turnoff for centrists and independents in a general election.

Will all the other problems that we face with Obama in the White House – (the economy, jobs, our borders, national security) seem trivial in comparison with the chilling prospect of a socially conservative minded President?   I don’t know the answer – but I suspect that worries about Santorum putting squads of ‘Moral Police’ on the streets, to poke their nose into people’s private affairs, will seem to the average American as rather over-the-top absurd.    Satan hasn’t made an announcement yet as to who he is endorsing this time around, but for a clue – follow the money.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

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