One might think that on a Wednesday and on a national holiday that we wouldn’t be bothered by the religious nuts of this nation. WRONG! Apparently they feel empowered to foist their religiosity on us any time, every time. This morning, I was groggily reading the morning newspaper, having slept restlessly from the noise of the neighborhood pyrotechnic amateurs of the pyro universe. At the end of section one, I innocently flipped to the back page and WHAM! There it was, like an “Artillery Shell. ” IN GOD WE TRUST
Do I need proselytizing?
On Independence Day?
I don’t think so.
Neither do I need to have the truth terribly skewed. The full-page ad was sponsored by a group that lists the phone number as 1-800-NEED HIM. Yes, that was what it said. NEED HIM MINISTRY, Oklahoma.
They are the owners of the Chinese import company, Hobby Lobby. Have you ever been to Hobby Lobby? It is 3000 sq. ft. of Chinese stuff! Wall-to-wall China. Yet, they seem to be so patriotic today and, did I mention, so Christian? Jesus loves China. Wait! No he doesn’t because they are COMMUNIST! How could Jesus love COMMIES? Atheists too!
Odd stuff, of course, because the people that hang on the religious right edge of the spectrum are, well…odd. But then, the readers of this blog already know that.
Happy Independence Day, fellow bloggers. And God had nothing to do with it because, as we who learned history know, both England and the Colonies were ‘Christian.’