"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." —Exodus 20:7
Much like the devil, President Joe Biden doesn’t doubt that there’s a God.
And as with the devil, that’s not even remotely close to a guarantee that whatever comes next won’t be horribly demonic. For one shining moment this week, President Biden might as well have been hosting the "Steve Deace Show." He declared with confidence from his bully pulpit that “I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave it to me … but because I’m just a child of God; I exist.”
Hallelujah! I mean, that worldview sums up nearly everything about my show for as long as I’ve been doing it. Both in terms of my personal motivation and my political tactics. God first in all things. To Him be the glory.
But sadly, this was not a true come-to-Jesus moment for Joe, but an eternal damnation one.
For Joe didn't say such a thing in order to defend innocent life, but to condemn it to torture and death in support of Roe v. Wade. Yes, according to Joe, God created you with the natural right to kill babies. He actually said that, and not from his usual dementia-ridden fog. This was the most lucid I have seen from Joe behind a podium in a very long time, as if he wanted to make sure this was the message he wanted to be remembered for the most. That is scary. Scary as hell. Literally.
Human history is full of people who have committed atrocities in the name of God – aka using the Lord’s name in vain – and to exclaim “I exist” as the last point of emphasis in a theocratic argument about why an innocent child should not live is, quite simply, as evil as it gets. Rights come from God, but not for you. Sorry. God left you behind. He left you to us. And we're just not that into you, especially when you're in the way of maximizing our pleasure and achieving self-actualization.
There is no internal logic there that you can grapple with at all, as there was with "my body, my choice"; "safe, legal, and rare"; or "keep your religion out of my ovaries." These were always bad arguments or even lies, but as with many such things, a good if not particularly complicated argument was required to clear such nonsense up in the arena of ideas. Yet Joe rebuts himself for us and seems proud to do so, not by diminishing God or religion but by elevating it.
That, quite frankly, is the stuff of anti-Christ.
Logic and reason are dead because they aren’t required any longer to pervert reality with false expertise. Nope, it’s just the full pagan now, with demands for worship according to the spirit of the age at a level that could make Aztecs blush in their lust for blood. And as with all false gods, who are by definition a mockery of the truth, to proclaim that the highest truth is now an obvious insanity leaves us well beyond the threshold of chaos as Americans – no matter how much comfort we are currently surrounded by.
If you are a Christian, you must realize that the president of the United States just brought down curses and judgement upon your nation no different than the wicked kings of ancient Israel did. He is telling you that the heavens demand human sacrifice. He is telling you, this “devout Catholic,” that salvation comes from rogue tyranny and power over others instead of from the cross. In other words, Nero still lives.
There is little time left to excommunicate such ideas from the church and from the world, lest we experience our own Babylonian exile or worse. Don’t wait for someone else to be the one to get that process started. Bloom where you are planted, with the jawbone of an ass as your instrument if you must.
Be faithful. Be unafraid. Show that because you do in fact, ahem, exist, the gift of your life and your rights under God demand that Joe Biden and others like him are held accountable for their blasphemy. We simply can’t share a country with such demonic forces, for they don’t intend to share one with us anyway, and we all should know it by now.