• June 24, 2024

Salon: Republicans Will Never Be Successful Until They Dump God


Looking at his picture, I can see why he feels shortchanged by God

Salon Magazine has some sage advice for republicans.  To be successful, you must dump God.   Matthew Sheffield wrote a column for Salon Magazine that suggests just that.  He claims that the republicans lost the last two presidential elections based on the fact that they foolishly cling to God.  That is idiocy at it’s finest, since the reason that they lost was because evangelicals stayed home in huge numbers in 2008 and 2012 and the idea that giving them more reason to abandon the party is liberal thinking at it’s finest.

There is a reason why republicans worship God while liberals deny His existence.  Liberals realize they could never enter the Kingdom of Heaven, so they deny it’s existence in order to keep from admitting that fact.  Conservatives love God because the thought of spending eternity in a place devoid of liberals is so enticing.

From Salon:

Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.”

To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any religious tradition, up from 20 percent just three years earlier.

The trend away from religion, and Christianity in particular, Sheffield argues, is the real cause of Republicans’ woes and their failure to win the last two elections.

“The likely reason why Republicans have declined in popularity among the non-religious is GOP’s long habit of identifying itself as a Christian party,” he states. “The later attempt to add in a “Judeo-” prefix has done little to stop the bleeding.”

While the statistics showing a rise in the religiously unaffiliated are undoubtedly sobering to people of faith, Sheffield fails to mention that the very same Pew study showed that over 70 percent of Americans continue to identify as Christian. That means that to an overwhelming majority of Americans, God matters.

Another thing Sheffield points to is that atheists are overwhelmingly democrats.  The same can be said for idiots but I don’t suggest mass lobotomies is the pathway to presidential success.

“Regardless of what happens to GOP candidates in November, Christian conservatives face a choice.  They can embrace identity politics and become a small group of frustrated Christian nationalists who grow ever more resentful toward their fellow Americans, or they can embrace reality and render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.”

So, basically what he is saying is that even though republicans have joined liberals in their quest for large government and open borders, they need to abandon their faith to be more liberal-like and thus more successful.  I say establishment republicans are already too close to the democratic party and that’s why Trump was able to defeat 16 republicans to win the nomination.

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