LETTER: People determine the good and bad

2012-11-19T19:00:00Z LETTER: People determine the good and badBy Susan Humphreys, Oakland JG-TC.com
November 19, 2012 7:00 pm  • 

This letter is for those that are concerned that now that Obama has been reelected God will abandon them and this nation.

If God abandons this country, wouldn’t it be because of those that claim they are Christians and then proceed to do the work of the Devil? In essence;

1. They sow discord, spread lies, obstruct anything that Obama tries to do. I would think a perfect God would want his minions to rally around their duly elected president, help him accomplish (through consensus building/compromise) what is best for all people, not help his opponents serve the interests of the few.

2. They bully and persecute homosexuals, illegal immigrants, people of other faith traditions and of no faith, all of those that are different and not like you. There isn’t any passage in the Bible that says marriage is only between one man and one woman or tells people they are to discriminate and persecute homosexuals by denying them their rights. Nor any passage that says life begins at conception and women are to be denied their rights or be persecuted for the choices they make. The Bible is full of passages about how God wants his people to treat others.

3. They pick and choose passages from the Bible to find justification and sanctification of their actions while ignoring passages that don’t fit their agenda.

4. They turn their back on those less fortunate and in need of assistance.

If God is all seeing, knowing, wise, loving, powerful and all perfect as many believe, how could he have favorites? An imperfect/lesser god would have favorites.

Wouldn’t a perfect God love the homosexual as they are, the Hindu, Muslim, or Atheist, as well as heterosexual American Christians? How could he abandon anyone, saint or sinner?

Those of us that don’t believe in God, know the good or bad that comes to this nation is solely the work and responsibility of humans.

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