Okay, as a Roman Catholic educated by nuns and Jesuits, I admit to being somewhat of a snob when it comes to my religious leaders. I like them to know stuff. I expect people who’ve spent their lives involved with religion on a regular basis to know their own traditions well and have at least a passing familiarity with those of others. To know, for example, that“Hindu” is not a god:
I would also pray Lord that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their God — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his [McCain’s] opponent wins for a variety of reasons.
And Lord I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and Election Day.
Oh Lord, we just commit this time to you, move among us, make your presence very well felt as we are gathered here today in Jesus’s name I pray.
Being charitable, I’m sure this “pastor” was just throwing a bunch of shit at the cross and seeing where it would stick and where it would catch on fire, but for the love of the God who he claims to serve, pick up a book on world religions and look this stuff up before you open your trap.
This is of course ignoring the STAGGERING offensiveness of assuming God or gods give a flying fuck who wins the election to the presidency of the United States. Republicans’ narcissism makes me so exhausted, you guys. I can’t imagine how God feels about it. He has stuff to do. He needs to clean His fridge out and sort His junk mail and keep His eye on sparrows and stuff. And here’s the wingnuts, clinging to His cosmic pantleg and whining every time He talks to someone who isn’t them. Demanding that He validate their screaming need for approval every single second of His precious day. Making Him stop what He is doing and deal with their crises. No wonder every once in a while He hauls off and smites a bitch.