Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Introducing: The Incredible Shrinking God

Some of these wackjob politicians are funnier than any standup comedian. Senator Jim DeMint (R-Dildo) told the Christian Broadcasting Network that “the bigger the government gets, the smaller God gets.”

Wow! It’s magic! Kids, don’t try this at home.

Here’s Jim DeMint up on stage, holding a great big bloated government in one hand and a little teeny weeny God in the other.

But wait. ***POOF*** Now he’s got a teensy shrunken government in one hand — tiny enough to be drowned in Grover Norquist’s bathtub — and a giant omnipotent angry God in his other hand.

Fun for the whole family.

DeMint also said the teabaggers have God on their side:

“I really think a lot of the motivation behind these Tea Party crowds is a spiritual component. I think it’s very akin to the Great Awakening before the American Revolution. A lot of our founders believed the American Revolution was won before we ever got into a fight with the British. It was a spiritual renewal.”

Hmmm…“the American Revolution was won before we ever got into a fight with the British…”

Too bad all those killed and maimed Revolutionary soldiers didn’t get the memo.

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Wow! Who knew that with all that God has to do these days, he actually takes time to take the side of the Republicans. I wonder what baseball team he's got picked in heaven's baseball pool. Or does he play fantasy league?

April 21, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

DeMint is right and he "gets it".

To many on the left, their god seems to be either mother earth or a government big enough and powerful enough to provide for all of their needs.

One that truly understands the Judeo-Christian God would know that these are false idols, in my opinion.

I suspect many of these folks are very unhappy, sad individuals that demand that someone else take care of them. Why not the deity of their government to do so? And who better to embody that then the messiah Obama?

I have no fear of mocking him. I have great fear of mocking God!

April 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

Tom, you are extremely clever at elliciting responses with your blog. I suspect you like to stir the pot with some inflammatory statement to get things started and then sit back and watch the fireworks.

I will gladly play along while I think there is a purpose to all of this, sir. Cheers to you!

April 21, 2010 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: He's a huge fan of MMA and cage fights. He thinks baseball is for sissies and atheists.

T: I see you're falling back on one of the Right's favorite talking points: that liberals are a bunch of passive blobs, just lying there waiting for a big nanny state government to wetnurse them.

Also, that everyone on the left worships Obama.

Neither of those stereotypes are any more accurate than saying all tea partiers have one tooth and flunked out of school in 3rd grade.

Also, I'm not afraid to mock anybody, whether it's a god or a politician.

As far as eliciting responses goes, I just like to vent and rant and make sarcastic comments about things in the news that tick me off. Beyond that, I'm not really concerned about how many comments I get. I enjoy the comments and discussions, but either way...

April 21, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Great Awakening also told Slavemasters that God said it was OK to own Slaves. DeMint was one the CBN, whose owner Pat Robertson is Christian Racist who has used to bible repeatedly justify the abuse of Jews and People of Color in the name of God. Just a few weeks ago he said the Earthquakes and Hurricanes of Haiti was Gods Punishment for the Black Haitians Turning away from their Christian French Slavemasters by making a deal with the devil. Is this your God too T. Paine?

Tom Delay worshiped money until he got caught then declared himself a Christian and actually got people to rally for him accusing the Government of discriminating against a Christian.

I'm getting tired of the GOP to mean "Gods Only Party"


April 22, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DeMint also failed to mention Bush's faith Based Initiatives which was to put all the Conservative Churches on the Government Payroll


April 22, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Ooooh, Erik totally nailed it. So much for "small government" and a "great big god". I find it funny that this omnipotent god needs so much help from its followers, not a single group of which agree on much of anything. I wonder sometimes if that god is ashamed of its followers. I know I would be.

April 22, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

T.Paine of course your entitled to your opinion and brother so am I.
There is No God! Even if there was a God I condemn him. Yes I sit in judgment. If I'm wrong, I'll be in Hell with good company...Jim Demint and the rest of the republicans.
Probably a lot of Popes too.
Do they serve tea in Hell?

April 22, 2010 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

So god needs Viagra? Just have it sign up for an email account, be getting blitzed with offers in no time.

tom, if you ever want to play matchmaker, I think Lisa and Mr. Paine would make quite the couple.

April 22, 2010 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

T. Paine, I have to say it... you are an idiot.

Do you have even the slightest clue as to how Thomas Paine felt about religion? If Paine was alive, he'd either sue you or horsewhip you for daring to use his name for your tripe.

As for DeKlansman's assertion that a racist-based movement has the blessings of his European God, no surprise at all there.

April 22, 2010 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

Erik, I would concur with your sentiments regarding Pat Robertson. He is a fool and does not speak of the God I know.

In fact our priest gave a homily chastising Robertson for his foolish talk regarding Haiti.

All religions will have various degrees of corruption because they are institutions made up of humans.
If you find a perfect church, don't join it because it will cease to be perfect.

This does not mean that one should not try to live by God's commandments to love one another as you love yourself. THAT is where Robertson went astray, in my humble opinion.

April 22, 2010 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Good point about the Great Awakening and God saying it's OK to own slaves. I'm gonna have to dust off and reread a history book one of these days.

Bee: I've always wondered about that same thing, how this ultrapowerful God needs so much help from His lowly human creations.

Tim: That's my outlook too. If there's a Hell, everybody I know is gonna be there so I might as well join them. Or conversely, think of the most sanctimonious holier-than-thou people you've known, and then imagine going to Heaven and spending eternity with them. I'll pass.

Randal: God on Viagra, LOL. Poor old Virgin Mary must be squirming at the very thought.

Now now, comparing T. Paine to Lisa -- ooooohhh!!! At least he's a lot more articulate than her, and doesn't go off topic (well, not too far) with a single run-on sentence that takes up five screens.

JR: No no, you've been brainwashed by those liberal revisionists. All of our Founding Fathers were Born-Again Christians who envisioned a theocracy for their fledgling country :)

April 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

Well, I am not going to waste time debating theology here.

Suffice it to say that I too was once an atheist and sought to prove the non-existence of God through scientific proof. The more research I did, the more I discovered far more brilliant minds than mine will ever be that were proving otherwise.

And Mr. Jolly, I am well aware of Thomas Paine's sentiments regarding religion. Where his and my values intersect more thoroughly are in the realm of liberty and the politics that are supporting thereof.

I support every last one of you in your rights to worship or even mock the worship of others. That is also part of how this nation was founded.

That being said, do not kid yourself that a vast majority of our founders were Christian and fully supported the formation of our government upon the foundation of Judeo-Christian values.

Our founding document as a nation references God several times throughout the Declaration of Independence.

Further, the Constitution does not guarantee a freedom FROM religion in the public square. Its intent was such that the government would not set up a state-sponsored church, such as Britain with the Anglican Church.

If anyone cares you can find myriads of quotes from our founders that support my contentions simply by googling it.

Awhile back I did a posting myself on the subject. Mr. Harper, if you will pardon my momentary lack of protocol, anyone that cares can see this posting at:

I leave you, Mr. Jolly, with a quotation from Thomas Paine: “It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.”

“ The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.” “The Existence of God--1810”

April 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

True, Tom, T Paine is definitely preferable to Lisa.

April 22, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T. Paine

If you can't disprove god, I'm sure you can prove that neither DeMint, Rush Limbaugh nor Pat Robertson are speaking on his behalf.


April 22, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

"The bigger government gets, the smaller God gets." So, government is now the enemy of God? The Democrats all worship bigger and more government, so by association they are the enemies of God? How clever of DeMint! Without actually saying it, he says Democrats are THE DEVIL... it is certainly a conclusion many less-complex minds may draw from his fallacious drivel.

Fear, fear, fear. They have NOTHING else to offer. And it sure is effective in getting people to bypass their critical thinking skills and just... go along!

DeMint is "right" and he "gets it"? Good grief... Let's use religion to demonize anything and everything we disagree with. Why not! People will buy into it en masse.

The stuff these doofii spew just gets goofier, and goofier, and goofier!

April 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

And I support your right to say so Snave, even though from my perspective, it is your disconected logic that gets goofier and goofier. I pray that we can all get along regardless of our differences. (even though I am the one that is right! :) )

April 23, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

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