I agree with Bachmann: God is definitely trying to send us a message

Just read this a few minutes ago:

Bachmann Says Irene, Earthquake Were Messages From God

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of politicians,” the GOP presidential hopeful said over the weekend at a campaign event in Florida, the St. Petersburg Times reports. “We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

I agree completely. God IS wondering what it will take. He’s all like,

Yo! Down there! What’ve I gotta do to convince you people that you’re totally screwing up the Earth here? Can you say, “global warming”? Can you say “hurricane hitting New York, of all places?” Can you say anything? More to the point, can you hear anything? I gave you ears! Or is it just that you don’t want to? I’m starting to have second thoughts about the Free Will thing…

And we’re all like,

Wha…? Did you hear somethin’?

20 thoughts on “I agree with Bachmann: God is definitely trying to send us a message

  1. Karen McLeod

    Precisely. And yet I hear people saying to put more money into drilling for oil, rather than doing a massive push for alternate energy forms. I can understand why we might want to drill to satisfy our immediate needs, but where is the massive educational/political campaign to get us free of oil? I haven’t seen one commercial that shows a link between driving a massive SUV and supporting foreign nations who are not friendly to us. I can easily imagine a devastating one. We see this type of campaign waged (at least occasionally) against smoking. Can’t we make it uncool to use gas/oil unnecessarily? Or use more plastic bottles (also a petroleum based product) unnecessarily?

  2. bud

    I do kind of like the “morbid obesity diet” reference. Has a nice ring to it.

    I would suggest to Ms. Bachmann that she give Lindsey Graham a call and ask him what he would cut. (Or any other GOP member of congress. Lindsey just happens to be one of the worst offenders) He’s pro I-73; pro-foreign aid; pro-border wall; pro-huuuuge military budget and pro-Mars mission. I guess he would cut funding to the national endowment for the arts. Otherwise I’m not sure how he’d balance the budget (as per his support of a constitutional ammendment to that effect) without a tax increase.

  3. Bart

    Kidding or not, I find it amazing how some who profess to be men or women of God happen to know His mind and how He is sending his wrath upon us in forms of hurricanes and other natural disasters.

    When Robertson uttered his infamous claim that he “prayed” a hurricane away from Virgina several years ago, my only thought was the massive ego of the man to think he has that much pull with God. I rank his comments and the ones made by Rev. Wright in the same category. And I am a conservative Christian – backslider and all – not perfect, never will be, don’t expect to be. I just keep on trying.

    Wish a couple of candidates would refrain from using God as a political tool and use His word and the teachings of Christ as intended. It is all about the personal responsibility of the individual, not the collective. If we all were to do that, the collective would be just fine.

  4. JoanneH

    My students always claim to have been kidding when they’re about to get in trouble. It’s the old “what? you don’t have a sense of humor?” tactic.

    She wasn’t kidding. She was trolling.

  5. bud

    I think it’s become a two person race. Bachmann has just committed too many gaffes. Still early but it seems like anyone other than Romney or Perry is a long shot. Politics has a way of surprises though.

  6. Mark Stewart

    Bachmann doesn’t have a good move; except to exit the race and get voted out of office.

    But then the same is even more true of Perry.

  7. Brad

    Uh-oh. Sounds like the kind of military situation in which things are so desperate that the only way out is to charge forward…

  8. Herb Brasher

    I’m confused. Is God speaking, or is it the American people ‘roaring’? Or are they supposed to be the same? This doesn’t make any sense to me, or did they cut out something in the coverage?

  9. Mark Stewart

    What she’s saying is that the politicians are not listening to the people; they are grandstanding on their egos instead. And she’s right on that.

    But she’s still a loon.

  10. `Kathryn Fenner

    I posted a photo on Facebook of an Episcopal Church’s message board:

    “Governor Perry: it’s me, God. Those voices in your head aren’t me. Take your meds.”

  11. Mark Stewart


    Nice; but it still makes me quesy when churches espouse views on politicians that overtly.

  12. `Kathryn Fenner

    I think there’s a symmetry here that is perhaps redeeming. Since Perry cloaks himself with the mantle of religion, it seems more permissible for religion to speak back.

    Not so much when a politician is keeping it secular and doesn’t declare him/herself anointed.

  13. Brad

    Well, I don’t agree that I’m OK with a church doing that. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Tit does not justify tat (now I can hear Beavis and Butthead: “Huh-huh… he said ‘tit.’ Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh…”).

    It’s one thing for a church MEMBER to put up such a notice, but not for any sort of official statement, such as on the church marquee.

    That said… I think that’s a fake sign you posted. The picture has a Web address in the corner of it, and that takes you to a site where you are invited to make “virtual” church signs.

    Which would seem to render this case moot.

  14. Brad

    By the way, to be clear — I’m talking right and wrong here, NOT the law. I believe there is no constitutional (nor, under the constitutional, can there be any statutory) bar to a church as an institution making such a statement. Some would disagree with me on that point, but they’d be wrong.

    I’m just saying it’s something a church should not do, even though it would be within its rights to do so.

  15. `Kathryn Fenner

    I had my doubts that there would be an Episcopal Church with a molded plastic sign, but figured maybe it was in another part of the country.

    It’s still funny.

  16. SusanG

    Wow, you had to goad Bertram to do that story? I’m trying to imagine what goading Bertram looks like, and am laughing. What did you have to do — maybe promise him a fried-fish dinner (cause he does love his fish!)?

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