Many progressives no longer believe in God. It doesn't matter. Creator is on the side of We the People, no matter what one's beliefs. Personally, I find it reassuring to know that we are the good guys and the Force is with us.
Why write an essay like this? Why is it important to point out that God is on OUR side? Several reasons:
Firstly, It's true. Whether one worships Creator by the name of Allah, Yahweh, Lord, Jah, Wakan Tanka, Brahma, elan vital, or whatever, Creator stands for certain values. Truth, love, justice, compassion, fairness, peace are some of the qualities ascribed by humans to the divine. These attributes abound among We the People. They are utterly missing from the Bush/Cheney gang, who lie continuously, promote hate, subvert the courts and the Justice Department, practice torture and murder, pick on the little guy, and love war.
We the People manifest the godly virtues, and God is on OUR side.
Secondly, the Bush/Cheney bunch falsely claim that God is on THEIR side. They use Jesus as a logo. This claim MUST be addressed and disproven, because it fools many "born-agains", who form the dwindling Bush/Cheney popular base. Bush/Cheney have bribed evangelical churches with "faith-based" illegal government grants, and the bought pastors lead their flocks astray. They tell their parishioners that Pat Robertson anointed Bush to lead America, and God told Bush to attack Iraq.
These and other such stories motivate a core group of Bible believers, who continue to support Bush/Cheney policies because they believe God put these men in power. Once the misled sheep are shown that God is on the side of We the People, not with the usurpers in the White House, they will withdraw their support from Bush/Cheney, who have already lost the support of most Americans. These evil men will be denounced as wolves in sheeps' clothing. Without the Christian veneer, Bush and Cheney will go down.
Here are some arguments to use with diehard Christian supporters of Bush/Cheney:
Bush's "anointed" leadership is destroying America's morals, liberty, economy, ecology, Constitution. What kind of leadership is that? What kind of God would place a destroyer in the White House? Satan, that's who.