My Australian friend “Nodrog,” has been thinking about God’s role in a civilized world and, especially in America. Here’s what he has to say.
The predicament of the US at the moment seems to be the best argument for a belief in God yet presented.
I’ve gone right up to agnostic, but never a true atheist. There has to be a God, or a Creator, or someone to at least push the button for the Big Bang. Of that, I’m fairly certain.
Over the years I have developed a range of theories — I’m good at that. The core belief of most of said theories is that “no one prays faster than an atheist in an earthquake.” And the statement, “If there wasn’t a God we’d have to invent one.”
Over those same years, I have looked at morality around the world — what some believe is the natural justice of humanity — and have found that it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is the Judeo-Christian ethos that has developed society to where we are today — or rather, where we were before November 2020.
Some other systems have benefits — but the main driver for development to now has been the West’s moral and ethical code.
I used to think that secular government could work — separation of church and state, with an honest bureaucracy working for the freedom and good of society. But as secularity has increased, and the concept of a God in the background has diminished, the wheels have fallen off.
Even those who don’t believe there is a God, and that their world ends when they die, need to consider pretending there is a God. The Declaration of Independence talks about God above man, elevating the document above the petty and above politics. In concept, there needs to be someone, something, above politics, above the mortality of man — above the corruptibility of man.
In a small way, the Founding Fathers set up the Supreme Court to play that role on Earth. To interpret the law and nothing else — no personal opinions, no decisions based on what looks good or creates fewer waves — the Law, the Law, the Law. And nothing else — God-like.
However, the judges are human and subject to corruption — political, moral, or just expediency. That is why we need a God. God’s don’t make political decisions — they don’t position themselves — they don’t do favours and they can’t be blackmailed.
Let’s think about that — someone above all corruption — cannot be persuaded to toe the line — will do what is needed no matter what the consequences. Sound like someone you know? But back to the judges….
Giving Supreme Court Justices tenure for life was the plan, but it doesn’t work — for a variety of reasons. They are paid a fortune, but they can always want more. They may have had moral strength at one time — but they live in a world where morality and oaths are flexible to their personal views and there are no consequences for them not doing their job.
How can the Supreme Court keep refusing to hear the issues “we the people” want heard? What job lets you keep saying “no” to the boss.
It is interesting how the Supreme Court has come to reflect the American election system. We don’t hear about most of the Justices — they don’t make decisions; they just vote the way they always vote. It invariably comes down to a couple of big cities to throw the balance, one or two individuals of the Court — they don’t need to weigh the Constitution — they make random decisions based on personal benefit — will they let my kids get into the right college, will we be packed, is it lunch-time yet?
I have concluded — whether one believes in God or not – that the only way society can work is with the concept of a supreme being above us all. There has to be a respect and acknowledgment of something more than oneself. But Democrats and Communists can’t do that. They can’t acknowledge a supreme power more powerful than themselves. Until that respect is returned to America the world is lost.
In four years. all will be lost. There has to be an overturning, and soon. If the Supreme Court won’t do it then they are forcing someone else to do it.
As long as we are just rats running around in a maze then we are doomed never to find the way out. The guy in the lab-coat needs to come back from lunch.