What ‘Biblical Worldview’ Do You Espouse? (A response to James Lankford)

So, the Republicans have taken the Senate.  Well, so fucking what?  For real, nothing is going to happen.  Absolutely nothing.  Assuming that they can get a 2/3 majority vote now, then the House and Senate will actually pass a ton of stuff, that the President will rubber-stamp out of existence.  Assuming that Obama actually grows some balls during his final two years in office.  He hasn’t up til now, so it could go either way.  The fact that so many people are just losing their minds over this is kind of funny.  In fact, if Obama does grow balls, then you know what – this actually gets funny.  Know why?

Because the fact is that Congress will still be just as useless.  The Democrats will be able to just sit back and fuck around, because the American people will blame Republicans for how little is getting done.  In fact, the Democrats should use the Republicans tactics against them.  For real, filibuster bullshit.  Bring up a fuck-ton of bills that they know won’t pass, then blame Republicans for the gridlock.  Give them a taste of their own medicine.  That would be funny.

However, with a new batch of Republicans comes another bunch of Christian fucktards who have to espouse their views on how to govern.  Like the Senate-elect James Lankford.  See, he has some interesting theories on how to govern.  See, Lankford was a Baptist minister before getting into politics.  And he means to stay true to what he believes.  Here is a little tidbit by him –

I come from a biblical worldview in the way I address issues. I look at Nehemiah and how he handled things when he stepped into Jerusalem. It was that the people were in disgrace and the wall was broken down, but the two things that he focused in on was the constructive side of things and the debt. Half of the Book of Nehemiah is just getting the people out of debt, so they could actually take on the other things.

Oh boy.  Another person in Congress who means to bring his religion into office with him.  Well, let’s talk about that.  For starters, here’s a my thought – what biblical worldview do you want to bring to office?

Is it the one where a woman is sold to her rapist after he rapes her, having to pay the father 30 pieces of silver?  What’s that?  Taking it out of context?  Well, let’s find the quote.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 – If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

Oh, my bad.  It seems it was 50 pieces of silver.  So nice to know that she is worth so much.  And he can’t divorce her?  Well, what a shitty deal for him.  Now he’ll just have to rape her every day, with her unable to do shit about it.  The Bible does give women the raw deal.

Like here’s a neat one – maybe we could bring back the taking of women as sex slaves!  There’s an idea.  Oh?  You don’t think that the Bible ever condoned that?

Numbers 31:18 – Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

And God is totally cool with a man fucking the slaves of his wife.  Which do remind me, want to bring slavery back?  According to God, slavery is totally cool!

Leviticus 25:44-46 – However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.

Not only is God tight with slavery, but he has rules for how to treat your slaves.  And thank God (pun intended) that he points out not to treat your relatives like that.  After all, I treat people like property all the time.  How about you?

I gotta ask – what about killing non-believers?  I’m a non-believer.  In fact, I think that religion is a crock of shit.  So what’s to be done with us?  I mean, God tell you how to treat non-believers like me.

2 Chronicles 15:12-13 – They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Or maybe you follow a worldview where you should kill all those who believe in something other than the Christian God?  No?  Death for homosexuals?  That’s a big one that Christians use to show that being gay is wrong.  What biblical worldview do you want to govern by?

The fact that you mean to do this shows that you are uncomfortable with the concept of separation between church and state.  Bringing your religion into this discussion won’t get us anywhere.  Here’s a thought – believe whatever crazy ideology you want, but leave it at the door.  You don’t seem me having to pander my belief in a secret magical kingdom filled with hot people and kinky sex, do you?

Until next time, a quote,

“Conservatives want to turn live babies into dead soldiers!”  -George Carlin

Peace out,

Maverick

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One thought on “What ‘Biblical Worldview’ Do You Espouse? (A response to James Lankford)

  1. “Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” — Betty White

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