Huckabee, Santorum and others? Is God a friend of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio?
professions of faith.”
everyone came to him with their problems for solutions. It was a small town
called Yelahanka, a suburb of Bengaluru, India. Obviously the majority was
Hindus, but we had Muslims, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, Jains, Christians and the
Christian, Hindu, Muslim or a ….” My father’s ears would perk up, and he would
become extra vigilant. After the individual left the house, he would tell my
mother, “I am still waiting for an individual who would say, I am an honest guy
and I have this problem with the other person. He would add I rather believe
the person who does not profess “outward professions of faith”; Why does he
need to use God or a religious shield?
religion on their sleeve. In fact, a handful of imams, rabbis, priests, and
pastors have not failed me in my caution, no one has robbed me, but they have
not been truthful to their congregations in my interfaith interactions with
and Marco Rubio uttered “my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Is God favoring
these two over others? Is God a villain of Jeb Bush, Carson, Kasich, Fiorina,
Paul, Huckabee, Santorum and others?
God loves each one of us equally and does not favor one over the other. If he
does, we don’t need a prejudiced, discriminatory God like that. Would God place
an individual in the White House to carpet-bomb civilians elsewhere or bomb the
nations to the ground? Heavens no, God is not in the business of bombing
people. He has given us the discretion: Some get it, and some don’t. We the
people need to elect those who are determined to preserve harmony of the
creation be it among individuals, between nations and the environment.
settle their disputes with an attitude of you survive or I. But when he created
humans, he did not give us fangs, paws or horns to fight, but a tongue to talk
and resolve our disputes. Anyone who wants to bypass talks need not be our
the pulpit. I have seen politicians of all religions deliberately use God in
their language. It may be a part of their nature to make God expressions, but
when they say it in public, making it obvious for the camera, I question their
sincerity. Maybe God is all that’s left to rescue them rather than their record
or their abilities. Should I trust a candidate because he or she invokes God or
because he or she is capable?
unless you are God deficit and need God to side with you to hurt others.
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