You just never know what a politician will say in these modern, liberated times. I guess that’s always been the case, but the idiocy of the comments today are almost overwhelming. I read a quote attributed to Nancy Pelosi a while back and it appalled me. But since it was not documented I went on-line and searched the quote along with the Speaker of the House as a keyword. I found that more of the search results pointed to her statement as being truthfully spoken than otherwise. More shameful still, her supporters apparently choose not to deny the quote and instead bask in the glow of it.
The statement attributed to Ms. Pelosi went something like this, "Americans do not need G_d any more. They have the Democratic Party." A quote of that manner taken by itself is especially troublesome. Having it emanate from the Speaker of the House, who is only two missed heartbeats away from the Executive Office of the United States, is not only problematic but also dangerous.
It is a sign of the times. Sigh. Or is it really that simple?
Paul begins his letter to the Romans by setting forth a discourse on the sins of the Gentiles. In Romans chapter 1, he writes, “For the wrath of G_d is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of G_d is manifest in them; for G_d hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Evidently the Romans of Paul’s day felt and were acting a little bit like Ms. Pelosi appears to be doing today.
As a nation and as a people, the United States is getting very good at holding the truth in unrighteousness. We are stuck in a rut of doing what we know to be wrong, while denying what we know to be right. Creation is no longer enough to reveal to us the truth that there is a G_d in Heaven. Instead, we have arrived at our own explanations. We have been taught by enlightened men that nature is only the result of cause and effect, produced through the chance of evolution in a random, haphazard manner. We believe this without any proof-positive on the proposed theory, and through our acceptance we deny the alternative. Paul’s words echo down through the ages, reminding us that despite our modern and enlightened logic, we are still left without an excuse.
G_d is in control. He is the Author and Master-Designer of the world we live in. There is no truth to be found in evolution and there will never be evidence discovered as proof for its theories. Meanwhile, science and technology only satisfy us momentarily, and then leave us with an aching void in our hearts that can never be filled by mere philosophical rhetoric or empty logic.
The rest of the chapter gives us a glimpse into the downward spiral of mankind when we ignore the G_d of Creation and instead follow our own devices. We are not getting better as a species. We will never reach a promised utopia by the sum of our own deductive reasoning. We cannot disregard G_d and make our own path to salvation by utilizing another means; not by government, not by false religion, and specifically not by a political party.
Sorry, Nancy. We can argue health-care reform and reactions to terrorism and you may have one or two (small) points in those areas. But you are wrong on all counts when it comes to G_d. America and Americans need G_d more today than at any other time in our history.