Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Palin: God Will Help Us Win

Sarah Palin can’t give press conferences, but she sure likes talking to sycophants like Sean Hannity and Hugh Hewitt. The latest was James Dobson. And she told him she’s not worried about the polls because God will make sure they win the election:

Dobson asked the vice presidential hopeful if she is concerned about John McCain’s sagging poll numbers, but Palin stressed that she was “not discouraged at all.”

“To me, it motivates us, makes us work that much harder,” she told the influential Christian leader, whose radio show reaches millions of listeners daily. “And it also strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4.”


Really, Sarah? What if you get stomped on Nov. 4th? What if you lose by 150 electoral votes? Will that mean God is doing the right thing for America by keeping you out of office? But remember, folks, you heard it here first: if Obama wins, it’s because God was doing the right for America and wants him to win.

She also thanked her supporters — including Dobson, who said he and his wife were asking “for God’s intervention” on election day — for their prayers of support.

“It is that intercession that is so needed,” she said. “And so greatly appreciated. And I can feel it too, Dr. Dobson. I can feel the power of prayer, and that strength that is provided through our prayer warriors across this nation. And I so appreciate it.”

Bear in mind that these are the same people who say that everyone has free will, yet they pray for God to intervene in the election. The only way God can do anything to change the election is to change people’s minds, which pretty much destroys the notion of free will. But they are oblivious to the obvious contradictions in their faith-based absurdity.

Comments

  1. #1 heddle
    October 23, 2008

    Sarah Palin can’t give press conferences

    Although she is more accessible than Biden. At least according to those in-the-tank for Palin news organizations:

    ABC: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/palin-now-much.html

    and

    CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/22/politics/fromtheroad/entry4539166.shtml

    Really, Sarah? What if you get stomped on Nov. 4th? What if you lose by 150 electoral votes? Will that mean God is doing the right thing for America by keeping you out of office?

    Well, she might say yes. I’m for Palin, but if (when) she loses I will still be Calvinistic about it. I will still believe, as the Westminster Confession states so well: [In] relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.

    Bear in mind that these are the same people who say that everyone has free will, yet they pray for God to intervene in the election. The only way God can do anything to change the election is to change people’s minds, which pretty much destroys the notion of free will.

    I would say the way God intervenes, as when men are regenerated, is to change their desires not their minds. This preserves the notion of free will- you choose what you want. As far as free will is concerned, we have the market cornered on it. As Cornell biologist Provine notes, a clear consequence of naturalistic evolution is that human free will is non-existent. (You may not be as deterministic as Provine, but in fact there is no satisfactory naturalistic explanation for free will–nothing more than some mumbo-jumbo incorrectly invoking Heisenberg.)

    (see http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/darwin/Archives/1998ProvineAbstract.htm)

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