Yet another politician sex scandal. It would be too tedious to be worth commenting on, but this ex-fundamentalist is hearing so many biblical dog whistles that her ears are ringing. Since when is God voting in state elections? Can God prove his citizenship? Can politicians prove the God endorsement when the Almighty seems to be withholding comment?
Chris Kelly, of Huffington Post does a great job of collecting the devout sayings of Gov. Mark Sanford, who is trying to stay in office because God put him there. If he sinned, it was no more than King David sinned. God forgives him. Voters, why can’t you? It may look bad now, but if you have Faith, God will make everything right.
God is My Doorman: Mark Sanford for Non-Christians
“If I walked in with a real spirit of humility then this last legislative term could well be our most productive one – and that outside this term, I would ultimately be a better person and of more service in whatever doors God opened next in life if I stuck around to learn lessons rather than running and hiding down at the farm.”
Again, what else can we do for you, Gov. Sanford? I’m glad the taxpayers have this chance to let you improve yourself…
I’m just back from vacation in Vermont, and reconnected with a friend who has been a nun for over forty years. Just as armchair patriots get way more romantic about the glory of war than those who actually fight it; people who make a real commitment to the spiritual life tend to be very down to earth. God is above those who try to claim that he’s their personal friend, and the real religious don’t try to use him as duct tape for a cheap fix on what needs to be replaced.