Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Could It Be . . . Satan?
The news media and pols are all aflutter because Rick made some remarks on this subject to a church group. He said nothing at all that is outside mainstream biblical orthodoxy. As I have noted before, I have my share of important disagreements with Roman Catholicism, but this isn't one of them. The Catholic Church believes in a fallen angel known as Lucifer and Satan. So do Protestant evangelicals. On that, we are agreed.
If you were to ask American presidents in history, you just might find out that quite a few of them believed that Satan existed - a personal devil. Some might not, some might have viewed him more as a symbolic principle of evil, but others surely fell fully within orthodoxy on the subject.
But today, having such a belief is seen as disqualifying from public office, and a political candidate who has the temerity to believe such a thing belongs in the loony bin and not the Oval Office - if you believe the twaddle coming out of the media, certain Democrats and those who feed this frenzy.
I think its about time we trot out Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the tenets of Liberation Theology and just how it runs afoul of biblical orthodoxy. Perhaps its about time we start digging into some of the far-left's wacko, New-Agey beliefs. Let's throw reincarnation into the mix, along with agnosticism and atheism. I've heard of a few over the years believing in UFO encounters. Let's talk about it. Perhaps E.T. has a standing invitation to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom.
As you can probably tell, I'm very irked at this current move to force traditional Christians into a ghetto of crackpots separated from the American body politic. I think we'd better slap back, and slap back hard. This has nothing to do with turning the other cheek. This is a political battle that's being engaged, and the gauntlet has been thrown down. Let's pick it up and use it in dislocating a few jawbones.