Has God spoken to John Kasich yet to tell him whether or not he should run for President?
When God does get back to Kasich, I wonder how he’ll do it?
Handwriting on a wall? In a still, small voice? Will the skies open up? Will a burning bush be involved? He could speak to Kasich in a dream. Ample precedent for that. Angelic messengers are another favorite mode of divine communication.
Maybe he’ll text.
God is on Twitter, you know.
Jesus H. Christ on a cracker! There’s a politician living in America in the 21st Century who believes or thinks he has to pretend to believe that God likes to play fantasy football with American democracy. Kasich was born after World War II so he grew up with the problem of a God who let the Nazis murder ten million people and yet he still thinks God cares who runs for President of the United States?
Over the weekend more than eight hundred migrants and refugees from Africa died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean. Eight hundred people gone in the blink of an eye and because the smugglers they paid to carry them away from wars and poverty and famine locked the doors. Where was God? Busy trying to decide if he wants John Kasich to form an exploratory committee?
Over the centuries God has watched as multitudes of his children have been wiped from existence by wars, famines, plagues, genocides, earthquakes, floods, erupting volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, plane crashes, car crashes, train wrecks and shipwrecks, and other calamities and catastrophes, natural and man-made. If he actively involves himself in our lives to the point of picking and choosing which vain and ambitious mediocrity runs for political office, then the logical conclusion is that he lets all this happen and it means that either we don’t matter to him or he hates us.
Kasich is hardly alone among politicians who assume God has nothing better to do but advance their careers. George W. Bush assumed it. I wonder if when he and God speak---if they’re still on speaking terms---Bush asks God why he called on him to lose a war, let a city drown, and dither helplessly as the economy fell apart.
Considering God’s voting record, it should be a given that if God chooses a politician to lead us, he’s doing it to punish us.
Or fuck us over just for fun.
Either way, politicians who announce God told them to run are warning us not to vote for them if we know what’s good for us.
Right now there are thousands---Thousands? Millions!---of parents praying to God not to let their children die of illnesses and injuries and John Kasich is interrupting to ask him to focus his attention on him and his ambitions which, by the way, if realized, would result in President Kasich signing into law the repeal of Obamacare, taking away insurance from the families of many of these sick and broken children and in effect condemning them to death.
Kasich thinks God might want him to be President so more children will die?
That’s not faith. It’s blasphemy.