Wednesday, November 02, 2011

We're Not Too Keen On Your God, But We'll Take Your Money

OK, according to the great tradition of political debate in these here United States, the democratic party has been thought of as the liberal, tax and spend, create a mommy state, maybe not red but certainly pinko party, while the republican party has been the corporate lapdog, I got mine, blow it up and ask questions later, white's all right party.

So when a proposal is put forward by democrats it can be criticized as another attempt to redistribute the wealth from those who built this country to those undeserving masses who probably don't want to work anyway, and when a proposal is put forward by the republican party it can be criticized as another attempt to keep people down, and institutionalize the policy of privatizing profits while socializing losses.

Of course if none of that seems to be working you can always play the Hindu card.
Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY) is heavily favored to win re-election in a vote next Tuesday, with leads of roughly 2-1 in all the publicly released polls. Now his Republican opponent, state Senate President David Williams, is launching an attack against Beshear on a new front: Beshear participated in a Hindu religious ceremony!
"I swear I heard Jesus cry," Williams told reporters. "And what's this with  Beshear saying he was just showing respect to the Yogi? I didn't see no bears around there, did you?"
“He’s there participating with Hindu priests, participating in a religious ceremony,” Williams said. “They can say what they want to. He’s sitting down there with his legs crossed, participating in Hindu prayers with a dot on his forehead with incense burning around him. I don’t know what the man was thinking.”
 You tell them Mr. Williams. Doesn't this guy ever read the Constitution? We mean, sure it's not like you can run them out of the country for practicing their heathen religion or anything, but the last thing we need is someone to make them feel welcome. What's next? Hindu temples right here in Kentucky?
“If I’m a Christian, I don’t participate in Jewish prayers. I’m glad they do that. I don’t participate in Hindu prayers. I don’t participate in Muslim prayers. I don’t do that. To get down and get involved and participate in prayers to these polytheistic situations, where you have these Hindu gods that they are praying to, doesn’t appear to me to be in line with what a governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky ought to be doing.”
Oh you are right as the day is long there Mr. Williams. Why a good Christian governor wouldn't  even walk down the street in front of one of those...wait a minute...polytheistic? You think Jews and Muslims are polytheistic? Uh...Mr. Williams? We're sorry to have to tell you the the Jews were monotheistic when Jesus was still making the sacred Lincoln logs in his diapers, and the Muslims? Well, let's just say Allah don't have no son and holy spirit sharing the bill and leave it at that, OK?
Williams said he was not showing disrespect to Hindus with his comments. “I think you disrespect other peoples’ religion when you go down there,” he said.
Well, can't argue with you there Mr. Williams. One thing's for sure, nothing disrespects a person's religion more than going down there.  Why, if someone were to go down there on us we'd feel so disrespected we be likely to go down there too and have a rather heated word or two with that person. We mean, you just don't go down there and walk away, right? It's like Jesus said to the Pharisees, "Don't you go down there on me boy."
He said he has visited countries that had Hindu ceremonies but declined to participate. “That would be idolatry,” he said.
Amen to that brother. It's just like it says in Paul's epistle to the Corinthians--which is only abut 40 miles from here by the way, stick that in your Hindu abracadabra pipe and smoke it swami--it's like old Paul said to them, "When in Rome, you still a Bubba.

1 comment:

Dr. Jay SW said...

Personally, I think there's no better way to respect people's religion than to tell them they're going to Hell for it...