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To close the "God gap", progressives must reclaim the Bible

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The "christian" right is attacking progressives as "anti-religious", and using this hate-stirring cry to rally church going voters to the Republican party. To render this smear harmless, we need to reclaim the Bible, and use it as it was meant to be used, as a weapon for truth and justice.

Creator is on OUR side. The Founding Fathers did not intend to get rid of religion, they just wanted to avoid an oppressive theocracy, such as the one the Pilgrims fled in England. Jefferson even wrote his own version of the Bible!

Without some sort of moral code in the political arena, we are lost. And that's what we are seeing, lip service to Christianity with NO moral code behind it.

The deity of the Bible is just, merciful, loving, truthful- everything that Bush and Cheney are not. The Bible backs up We the People, if we use it properly.

The "christian right" often says we shouldn't question Bush, by quoting
Romans 13:1
"Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God."

False prophets like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell forget that under the holy US Constitution, "governing authority" rests with We the People, and the president is to be subject to US, to our Representatives in Congress. Bush and Cheney are supposed to be public servants, not rulers.

I call the Constitution holy, because Creator gave it to us by way of Degandawidah, the Peacemaker, a 13th century reincarnation of Jesus. (Jesus has come under many names, to many peoples). Degandawidah gave The Great Law of Peace to the Iroquois. and Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson studied their ways and adapted the Peacemaker's law for the new Republic. It is based on the principle that "all men (and women) are created equal". As Jesus said, Matthew 20:16 "So the last shall be first, and the first last."

BTW, the emphasis of the "christian" right on sexual morality is totally unBiblical and cynical. In fact, the Bible is silent on the subjects of abortion and of long-term loving homosexual relationships. No condemnation, no comment, by Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Paul.

In many areas, the Bible shows the falsehood of the Bush-Cheney claim to be anointed by God to lead America.

The Creator tells us to choose life, (Deut. 30:19), while Bush-Cheney are leading us to nuclear war.

Jesus gave a special blessing to peacemakers (Matt. 5:9), while Bush calls himself "the war president".

Jesus often scolded the rulers of his day, for their hypocrisy (Matt. 23: 13-29), for mouthing pious words and observing rituals, while oppressing the people. Woe to you, Bush and Cheney, for your hypocrisy!

The Bible prophesies the coming of antichrist, who pretends to be anointed by God, but uses the cover to deceive and plunder the people (2nd Thess. 2: 1-12) The Bible promises his downfall (Rev. 19:20). This will happen when Bush and Cheney are impeached.

Here is how Jesus describes people like Bush and Cheney:

John 8:44
" You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

If we reclaim the Bible, and use it as it is meant to be used, to keep peace, ensure justice, and promote love among neighbors, we will defuse the attack of the "christian" right.

We the People need to repent of our sin, in allowing monsters like Bush and Cheney to torture and slaughter in our name.

Joel 2:12-14

Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is He,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
Perhaps He will again relent
and leave behind Him a blessing.
http://www.usccb.org/nab/022107.shtml

God bless America!

In the name of the Prince of Peace,

Carol Wolman

 

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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. As the Green candidate for Congress in California District 1 in '08, she (more...)
 
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Separation of church and state sounds fine to me. ... by ardee D. on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 11:50:02 AM
I don't mean I care one bit about what others beli... by Sleeper on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 6:05:00 PM
faith may play any role you choose. In politics ho... by ardee D. on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 6:44:24 PM
I enjoy your articles Carol. Concerning "emphas... by Bob Gormley on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 7:02:41 PM
This is some very interesting comments coming from... by Glenda R on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 11:08:20 PM
Just what do you mean a person in my situation? P... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 9:56:30 AM
Also: What are your views? Do you support abor... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 10:00:34 AM
It is a remark like this, gormley, that taints you... by ardee D. on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 5:11:00 PM
I guess I got the answer I was looking for. What ... by Bob Gormley on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 6:31:16 PM
The bible, any of them, is a creation of men. The ... by ardee D. on Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 10:59:26 AM
Ardee, I don't think we are all that far apart ... by Sleeper on Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 2:16:00 PM
There is a need in man, I think, that cries out fo... by ardee D. on Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 7:08:15 PM
My beliefs are between me and God. Yes God does te... by Glenda R on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 9:12:05 PM
Well, You've said a few things I would like to... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:32:11 PM
I think you are missing the point here. I think my... by Glenda R on Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:52:30 PM
You remove guilt from the equation. Those hatreds ... by ardee D. on Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 7:17:33 PM
I'm all for separation of church and state. "Chur... by Carol Wolman on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 8:53:51 AM
The bible should have a subtitle: A History Of Evi... by Mar on Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:00:21 AM
Enough said.... by larry booth on Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 3:29:54 PM
Your vocabulary is impressive.... by Mar on Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 8:00:08 PM
Your one note sambas at this site are only redeema... by ardee D. on Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 4:49:23 PM
your faux pearls of wisdom. Am I aggravating you?... by Mar on Tuesday, Feb 27, 2007 at 8:45:02 PM
What you are doing, however, is proving yourself a... by ardee D. on Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007 at 6:42:21 PM
Project much?... by Mar on Monday, Mar 5, 2007 at 10:28:55 AM
you are really boring and very, very sad. The worl... by ardee D. on Monday, Mar 5, 2007 at 6:25:14 PM