I’ve always strongly agreed with Voltaire’s theory that God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. After all, how else would one explain the existence of giraffes, penguins, and East Texans?
It would also be a perfect explanation for the fact that four Republican candidates for President each claim that God told them to run. Against each other. On purpose.
Alternatively, I suspect it may have something to do with those Republicans hearing whatever they want to hear when it comes to God. I also suspect is has a lot to do with those folks being a lot more interested in talking to God, especially when there are people around watching them do it, than they are in listening to God.
I also note with interest that none of them claims God told them to win. God knows it’s not good to over-play a joke.