Taking God’s name in pain

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.



6 Responses to Taking God’s name in pain

  1. Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    They should have asked “God” for some i.d.; those voices they heard were probably imposters running a con.

  2. Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I’m not familiar with Votaire. Is that a new comedian?

  3. Mule Breath October 18, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Claiming god to be on your side is politically savvy. It worked for Kohmeini.

    But then he really didn’t have any rivals. At least not for long.

  4. Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Amen! Hilarious!

    Edith Ann

  5. Jim Mason October 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Yeah, the German troops in WWII had “Gott Mit Uns” on their belt buckles, too. That Jehovah dude is a real jokester!

  6. Terry DuBose October 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    God To Rick Perry: “The Voice In Your Head Is Not Me. Take your meds.”

Leave a Reply