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Monday, December 08, 2008

"With sport-utility vehicles at the altar..."

You know, Jesus beat and chased the money changers out of the temple because they had turned His father's house into a den of robbers.

So what would His reaction be if he saw His father's house turned into an automobile showroom?

A single photo demonstrates how screwed-up America has become...

Three vehicles - one from each of the major domestic auto makers - were brought to the altar of Greater Grace Temple, one of Detroit's largest churches. They were there to help with an appeal to Heaven: that God might do a work in the souls of the President and members of Congress and move them to give Ford, General Motors and Chrysler a fat juicy bailout package.

Sayeth the Reverend Charles Ellis...

At one point, Ellis summoned up hundreds of auto workers and retirees in the congregation to come forward toward the vehicles on the altar to be anointed with oil.

"It's all about hope. You can't dictate how people will think, how they will respond, how they will vote," Ellis said after the service. "But you can look to God. We believe he can change the minds and hearts of men and women in power, and that's what we tried to do today."

I barely know where to begin.

Okay, first of all, using the cars in this way reeks of idolatry.

But so too does this attempt to get God to "change the hearts and minds of men and women in power". These people do not understand - as well as too many other Americans - that God did not grant power and authority over America to the government. He let "We the People" be the authority. It's up to us to make do with the free will that He graced us with. This church is in effect making this a prayer to man and the institutions of man, rather than to God for wisdom and guidance.

And so far as the Big Three auto makers go: they don't deserve a bailout. And neither do the members of the auto unions deserve any more sympathy than is absolutely necessary. Both of them are at fault for what is happening right now to the auto industry. They had decades to clean up their act. Why the Hell should the American taxpayers be called upon to "help" them when they refused to help themselves?

Let economic Darwinism runs its course for once. And if the government dares give them a "bailout", then I'm gonna petition Congress for a ten million dollar "stimulus" package for KWerky Productions to help with the economy here in North Carolina.


Anonymous said...

Great find there Chris. I think I just threw up a little. Ugh. Simply horrible, yet another example of the blindness that prevails in much of The Church today.....


Anonymous said...

Caption for this photo:

The Ford's Prayer