Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin, God and Iraq: Liberals Are Lying

Here is the famous video clip were Sarah Palin supposedly said that the troops in Iraq are engaged in a “task from God.”

YouTube Video

Liberals, of course, never seem to mind when religious types say that God is on their side. They never raised an objection, for example, when a bunch of leftist clerics started an anti-SUV campaign, asking “What Would Jesus Drive.”

In 1964, all the Mainstream Protestant organizations came out in favor of the Civil Rights Act. They took the position that God hates racial prejudice.

Then why should we object to saying that God hates terrorists? That’s just as plausible.

But in fact, Palin never said that the Iraq War is a “task from God.”

She said to pray that it is a task from God.

Here is the quote (go to approximately the 3:35 point):
Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them out on a task that is from God.
And further:
That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.
Linguistically, this isn’t difficult. She is telling people to “pray . . . that our leaders . . . are sending them out on a task from God.”

Both the Mainstream Media and the elites in the Democratic Party are highly secular, so we might suppose that they don’t know what a prayer request sounds like.

But can’t they read English?

In fact, what we have is secular cultural elites who hate Palin, don’t like Christians, and don’t especially care whether what they say about either is true.

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Blogger Gus said...

I'm sorry John, but you seem to have the mistaken impression that liberals give a rats behind about honesty.
Honesty doesn't feed the admirals bulldog, and the rest of the co-dependant constituencies of the Great and powerful Community Organizer.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem isn't that they can't read... its that the difference is very subtle. For someone who goes to church, and understands the common calls to prayer, and the prayerful mindset, the subtlety is easy to distinguish.

But if you don't normally go to church, then it simply looks like a slightly different turn of phrase that has the same meaning.

I honestly don't think its about dishonesty... its just that they don't think the different phrasing makes a difference due to different experiences.

10:09 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...


What you said is reasonable, but I don't quite go along with it.

I don't think it's merely that they don't understand Christians.

I think they have an actual animus against Christians. I don't think Palin's statement is hard to understand if you read it without bias.

Of course Christians (except for nominal Christians who are very secular) will read it without bias. But I don't think it's necessary to be a Christian to understand it.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Chus said...

¿What do you think about this video: The truth about Iraq?

5:17 PM  
Blogger Chus said...

¿What do you think about this video: The truth about Iraq?

5:17 PM  

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