Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Why Doesn't the President Give This State of The Union Address?

Tonight President Bush gave yet another State of the Union address. It was same-ol', same-ol'-- lots of boasting about what he's done and what he'll do to raucous applause from his toadies of one stripe or another.

A number of years ago I wrote the State of the Union address he should give, at least I thought so at the time. I just wanted to share it with you. Don't worry, it is quite short.

"Good evening. I’ll be brief. I’m sick and tired of people who always come to the government to solve all their problems. I’m also sick and tired of people who simply refuse to come to identify their own abject wretchedness and further refuse to come to terms with the fact that they cannot do squat to make themselves good enough to make this nation as a whole one that God would care to bless in any way.

So what I want you to do is this. Stop making me an idol of the fulfillment of your godless expectations. I want all of you here to go home, right now, and I want all of you at home, right now, to turn off the TV. Go open your Bibles and read them like you never have before. Humbly pray like you never have before, that God would have mercy and find favor with this nation. And if you haven’t already, for the benefit of your very soul, ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you, to clean out your wicked hearts, and to heal you and our people. Then get out and love somebody in His truth, by His word. Do this tomorrow too for that matter. Then again the next day. Don’t stop doing it.

Thank you, and good night.”

I just don't exactly think he'd say those things. Ya think?

It wasn't until about four years ago-- after I'd actually read the Bible for what God meant and not what I wanted it to mean-- that I got why. Before that time I was a full-on Christian crusader, joining all the other righteous crusaders hell-bent on making the world into a bunch of Christian-looking do-gooders.

Then it dawned on me. While God was perfectly fine with me doing that stuff, fully immersed in the Ministry of Condemnation as I was, I later discovered that He wanted more from me. As much as it was good to be a law enforcer, He wanted me to be a truth and grace expresser.

The president can never be that. He can only be the most oppressive law enforcer he can be. He does that a number of different ways depending on his own idiosyncratic characteristics. It seems a lot of people don't like those of Bush's; his popularity ratings are presently in the toilet.

So, someone new will be there in two years. They too will be a brutal law enforcer, but they might be more successful at looking like a really nice guy. And they will also trumpet the virtues of Roman hegemony to the raucous applause from his or her toadies of one stripe or another. Oh there will certainly be those who rail against it, perceptively seeing the inate brutality of Cain's legacy, yet foolishly thinking they can change the leopard's spots.

The fact is, if people actually got the message of the State of the Union address above, and they actually did that thing, then there would be no need for a president any more. Everyone loving one another as they should. Wow. Why have any guy (or gal) in government at all? I've been reading the first book of Samuel in my devotional time, and I happen to be at chapter eight, you know the one, where the people insist on having a king and Samuel tells them all the wonderful neato things that will happen when they get one. It's pretty wretched, but, yeah, the Catholicist group Israel was at the time, it didn't matter.

Actually, tonight, I thought about this. What do you think if the president, during that time he points out pre-selected people in the gallery to showcase them and the spectacularly charitable thing they did, introduced us to this person?...

"And there is ___ ___, the individual who told us about Jesus Christ. That was the greatest thing anyone could have ever done. Because now that we all know our savior, the One who's completely freed us from our sin, there is no more war, violence, or dissension. No one goes hungry anywhere, and everyone has more than they need. What a joy it is now to praise God from Whom it all comes. And what a pleasure it is to now make this announcement: this institution, the federal government, is now officially disbanded."

Could that ever happen? It's a nice dream, but I think what'll happen is more in line with what the Bible said would happen-- that people would be so fiercely stubborn in their desire to have war and violence and dissension and a bunch of federal government stuff going on that it'll take Jesus blasting His way back through the sky for us to get it.

But it's worth a try. Simply because Jesus said that, yeah, maybe people like the president will never speak well of you, you can still set free those you talk about Jesus with.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Yoist Nation

In my last post I introduced the idea that Nancy Pelosi is going to govern in Congress merely based on what she thinks everyone wants her to do. This is very basic: that's republican (small "r") government. So all the abortions, sodomous activity, confiscations of wealth, and such that she will endorse is really just what all Americans want.

Yes, all Americans. Many will screech, "Oh no, we don't want that stuff! We are fighting against those things!"

Oh? I would safely presume that most who're in the battle against these things are churchly kinds of people. And if this is the case, then what are they doing signed up with the Nancy Pelosi's whom they are fighting against? They are when they are obligated as 501c3 incorporated entities.

That most every single church is a 501c3 tells you that when I make the bold claim that it is indeed all Americans who choose to make Nancy Pelosi their moral guide, I'm just not too far off.
And this is where the idea of "Yoism" comes into play.

Yoism is the new religion that is based on the principle of open source knowledge. With the proliferation of information technology, it is now much easier to find out what more and more people think and believe and presumably know. Because of this condition, more and more information can be processed and organized into a sort of overarching datebase. It is so comprehensive that knowing what enough people think and believe about something can actually get us to see what's true about the world, indeed what's true about all things regarding our existence, reality, all of that.

The idea then: because so many believe it, it must be true. The information technology is able to tell us what that is.

That's yoism, in a nutshell. It is sort of the "religion of pure democracy," if you will.

I can't deny that it reminds me of the wide road that Jesus spoke about, the one that leads to destruction.

One of Pelosi's reform measures for her "100-hour get-things-done agenda" after taking office as House Speaker, was to require all special interest groups to notify the government about anything they said to a federal lawmaker. This was presumably to prevent any unwanted advances from lobbyists. The feds could now just moniter all communications so no one could even talk about doing anything that could be considered questionable.

Ah, how supremely Romanist. Now from what I understand this provision of the reform package was scuttled, but the fact remains...

The federal government still monitors all the people contracted with it. It's job is to mitigate the sin of those who charge it with doing so. And if you're a 501c3 or any incorporated body, you've given it the task of doing just that.

Lots and lots of people living in the Yoist religion, walking down that wide, wide road, many being very good and wholesome, doing wonderfully noble things

But for what?

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Yoist Government

Yesterday was the commencement of the 110th Congress, and at the helm was Nancy Pelosi-- the talk of the nation as the first woman Speaker of the House, and, wow, in line to be president should something happen to the president and vice-president at the same time. In the newspaper today was a big color photo of her smiling among her grandchildren there on the House rostrum, and holding an instrument of authoritative governance: the gavel.

She will indeed preside in the legislative body, and has vowed to bring an agenda of reform to Congress. Ho-hum. The word "reform" has been on the lips of congressional leaders through all 109 previous Congresses, and it will continue to be on their lips during all the rest of them for one simple reason.

They govern a nation of sinners who are given the task of telling these leaders what they want them to do to manage their sin.

It may seem incidental that Pelosi is a devout Catholic, and pretty much most of the country will think we've gone past the primitive notion that religion actually affects public policy, while a few others may actually think it a detriment. Once a stauch conservative Republican Protestant type I'd have been aghast at this staunch liberal Democrat Catholic taking the reigns of this august body, but in devouring Scripture with a passion to understand a God who's main desire is for us to understand Him (Jeremiah 9:24), I've discovered a somewhat revelatory truth.

She's the very best individual for the job.

Oh yes she will certainly endorse things like infanticide and mass confiscation of productive capacity-- but that's what World residents committed to human sacrifice want. And in republican (small "r") government, that's the way it's supposed to work.

Pelosi will merely do her job of carrying out the desires and purposes of Catholicists loud enough to tell her how their sin should be managed. That this nation is through-and-through Catholic is a historical and political fact (see Rulers of Evil by Tupper Saussy) and it was set up to be that way for those who refuse to ask Jesus to rule in their hearts and minds (see Scripture, particularly Genesis 4).

What is fascinating is how information technology is turning this nation into a Catholicist Yoist Nation. I'll elaborate a bit more on that in my next post.

(I generally don't deliberately do "two-part" posts, but I just have to run to take care of a lot of other stuff. In the meantime, put a search field of "Yoism" or "Open Source Theology" in Google and see if you can see what I mean.)

For a peek at the nature of contemporary human sacrifice, some of my observations are here.