Laughing At God
March 18, 2014 by Ben Crystal
Most of you who regularly peruse the digital pages of Personal Liberty Digestâ„˘ have no doubt referred to our liberal friends as â€śsheepleâ€ť or noted their tendency to â€śdrink the Kool-Aidâ€ť or employed some similar, and similarly pejorative, allusion to the leftâ€™s monolithic lack of intellectual heterogeneity. I wonâ€™t fault you for that. I would offer a caveat, however.
Call it an adjunct to the Golden Rule. Donâ€™t assume the Democrat in front of you is dumber than a box of hair just because the Democrat to his left canâ€™t form a complete sentence without cribbing it from MSNBC. Just because comedian Bill Maher has reached the penthouse level of liberal politics doesnâ€™t mean all Democrats share his white-hot hatred for women, common decency and — according to President Barack Obamaâ€™s million-dollar man, Maher himself — God.
During a visit to the sad remnants of NBCâ€™s once-respected â€śMeet the Press,â€ť Maher crowed God is a â€śpsychotic mass murderer.â€ť Maherâ€™s remarks were stupidly sacrilegious; I suspect intentionally so. Considering the fact that he once vanity-produced an entire feature-length rant about hating religion, I donâ€™t think there are too many folks who are as yet unaware that Maher has a low opinion of the Creator.
Donâ€™t misunderstand my intent. Obviously, I do not speak for God. He neither needs, nor wants, my help. And much like every single human being not named Jesus Christ, Iâ€™m not qualified for the gig. If Maher or his fellow Democratic â€śfunnyâ€ť person Sarah Silverman wants to deny the Maker, he or she is welcome to it. They donâ€™t have to acknowledge God, although He certainly knows them.
But just because a Democratic superstar like Maher is gambling against perdition doesnâ€™t mean that the sad sacks who laugh at his misogyny have booked the same passage, does it? Surely, not all Democrats loathe the Lord like Maher. I do seem to recall a fairly sizable group of scab protesters hired by the Democrats cheerfully shouting â€śHail Satan!â€ť in Austin, Texas, last summer. And, to the best of my recollection, they gathered in support of abortion. I harbor no illusions about speaking on behalf of the Almighty, but I feel pretty confident that He has an even lower opinion of abortion than He does of Maher (who can still be forgiven, by the way).
Still, Iâ€™d hate to fall into the same judgmental trap into which the Democrats blunder every time they see a guy unfurl a Confederate flag (hardly a crime) at a Tea Party rally. An embittered actor with serious mommy issues and a bunch of shrieking abortion harpies shouldnâ€™t force the entire left into therapy, right?
And yet, I recall the Democratsâ€™ Presidential nominating convention in 2012. During the debate over the simple inclusion of God in their official party platform, the floor erupted in a rousing chorus of boos. Thatâ€™s probably worth repeating, Obama-style. Let me be clear: They. Booed. God.
Our Democrat friends seem quite comfortable tarring us all with the same brush. And when they canâ€™t find an instance that sufficiently elevates their gorge, they just invent one; Representative John Lewisâ€™s infamous â€śphantom spittleâ€ť incident comes to mind. Each time they do manage to link some semi-fictional episode to every conservative from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Fairbanks, Alaska, I not only object, I actually pity them just a bit. How ugly their world must be, so skewed by hatred for and fear of everyone and everything different than they.
But I urge you all to remember: Donâ€™t sink to their level. Just because one of the most powerful and visible members of their party hierarchy, a passel of pro-abortion protesters and a healthy helping of their conventioneers are blaspheming lunatics doesnâ€™t mean all Democrats are blaspheming lunatics, does it?
I by no means intend to sermonize. God knows who I am, and He knows Iâ€™m far from sainthood. But Maher and his fellow liberals donâ€™t just deny the Savior; they hate Him. Whatever they might be risking is their own proverbial cross to bear. But if the Democrats hate Him, imagine how they feel about you.