‘John Kasich: Theology Superstar’ (2015)

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Doubtless pondering another thorny problem of theology

Among Democrats who like to call themselves Republicans, there was no greater light in 2015 than John Kasich, the RINO from Ohio.

And he succeeded where everyone else has failed for thousands of years!

John Kasich: Theology Superstar

How do you get everybody into Heaven?

You get the government to do it!

If your tax money has gone to any government agency or program that has, uh, “helped” anyone… well, you’re in! They can’t keep you out of heaven.

And to think we had to rely on Jesus Christ!

‘The Federal Goodness Administration’ (2015)

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Among the mob of Lilliputians scattered by Donald Trump in the last Republican primary, Ohio Gov. John Kasich stood out as one of those candidates whom everybody wanted but the voters.

Here’s one of his spiffy ideas:


Did he really, really think “Judeo-Christian values” would be safe in the hands of government?

The Federal Goodness Administration

Still under the impression, it seems, that he’s running for president of a megachurch, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, presidential wannabe among the GOP, has suggested the creation of “a new agency” of the federal government that would promote “Judeo-Christian values” at home and abroad. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kasich-create-agency-push-judeo-christian-values-article-1.2439022 )

All right, maybe it’s not cricket to pick on a guy who’s polling not quite 4%. But this character annoys me. First he’s a conservative, so-called. Then he’s saying you have to support Obamacare or you can’t go to heaven when you die. And now he wants a bunch of federal employees “promoting Judeo-Christian values” that they don’t understand, don’t know much about, and almost certainly don’t share.

Hey! Maybe we could get unionized public school teachers to do that. Or some collidge prefessers. Maybe some Muslim could be in charge of it.

John, I suspect you mean well. Really, I do. But hiring the federal government to “promote Judeo-Christian values” would be like hiring Hermann Goering to fund-raise for the UJA. It just ain’t happenin’, dude.

Do something constructive for a change, and go annoy Obama.

Bible Study Without the Bible

If you’re going to do Bible study without a Bible, you might as well throw in a seance. You’ll have more fun.

I’m beginning to think pseudo-Christianity is a bigger problem in our world than atheism.

Yesterday someone told me about her adult son’s Bible study group. She attended it recently, and was rather put off to see that no one in the group had a Bible. When they wanted to cite or consult a verse of Scripture, they looked it up on their smart phones. That way you can get the verse you want in total isolation from the rest of the Bible, and you can get it to mean what you want it to mean.

They didn’t bring a Bible, but they are currently studying another book in lieu of the Bible–something called Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I haven’t read it, never heard of it, so I looked it up on Barnes & Noble and read some of the Customer Reviews. My friend described this book as “no substance, no current issues, no reality–just soft Jesus-loves-me stuff.” Some of the B&N reviewers were not so kind.

She added, “This week’s chapter is about giving away all your money, living below poverty level, and helping others.” She asked, “If everyone is poor, who will help the poor?”

We’ve been here before. In fact, we were just here a couple of days ago with GOP Presidential hopeful John Kasich saying that if you don’t support Obamacare, you’re probably gonna go to Hell ( http://leeduigon.com/2015/10/07/john-kasich-theology-superstar/ ). He backs this up by taking Matthew Chapter 25 in isolation from the rest of the Bible, to come up with a theology of salvation through good works that the government forces you to do whether you like it or not.

But pseudo-Christianities abound. You’ve got Planned Parenthood’s “Clergy for Choice” groupies, who think Jesus wants you to cut up unborn babies while they’re still alive, and sell the parts. There’s President *Batteries Not Included, whose bizarre version of Christianity moves him to empower sodomites to go on anti-Christian witch hunts, to break the laws he took an oath to enforce, and to urge others to do the same. And you’ve got that whole Romans 13 crowd, who isolate that single chapter of the Bible to justify doing anything “the powers that be” tell you to do, no matter how abominable. They’d make good guards at a concentration camp.

All of this comes from ignoring the Bible and substituting for it the opinions of fallible, sinful men and women. Cherry-picking the Bible is as bad–maybe even worse–than ignoring it altogether.

Ignorance can be fixed a lot more easily than willful blindness.

Do you sometimes get the impression that the Church in America hasn’t quite done its job?

I’ll return to this topic another day.

John Kasich: Theology Superstar

Here, according to theology whiz-bang John Kasich, is what happens to you if you don’t support Obamacare and other Big Government entitlements.

Republican presidential wannabe John Kasich has solved the thorniest problem in the history of religion–how to get everybody into Heaven.

Obamacare. That’ll do the trick.

Yes, says the theological mastermind from Ohio: the Bible itself justifies Obamacare. ( http://watchdog.org/194917/kasich-bible-obamacare/ )

Hmm… Would that be that verse that goes, let’s see… Surely the king shall wrest from the diligent the fruits of his labor, and bestow it on the slothful because they praise him? Oops, that one’s not actually in the Bible, is it?

No, Kasich is thinking of Matthew 25:31-46, dealing with the Last Judgment. Christ accepts the sheep, because “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me,” meaning the various works of charity and mercy; but he rejects the goats and consigns them to Hell, because “Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”

Kasich’s reasoning is positively stupefying. So simple, a clam could get it.

Okay–we have to do works of charity and mercy, mostly to the poor, or we don’t get into Heaven. Right?

Now suppose the government, by creating programs like Obamacare and others, completely takes over the whole business of charity. And if you don’t want to perform acts of charity and mercy, so what? The state performs them anyhow, with your money, taxed out of your paycheck before you even see it. Therefor you have “done it unto the least of these” whether you like it or not, and are thus qualified for Heaven.

Thanks to the government, everyone will go to Heaven.

Is that cool, or what? As easy as pie, Kasich nullifies the grace of God and makes the cross of Christ of no effect. If only God the Father had thought of this 2,000 years ago, Christ the Son would not have had to be born.

And to think this simple insight eluded us for all this time!

Keep growing the government, and paradise is just around the corner.