The miraculous notwithstanding

This event is not currently scheduled, but should it happen, I’d expect it to unfold exactly as Francis W. Porretto describes:

I firmly believe that if the Second Coming were to occur today at high noon, and the Redeemer were to issue an unconditional statement that Donald Trump is innocent of anything criminal (or even unpleasant) anyone has ever implied he might have done, the Left would arrange for its cats’ paws in the media to promote a unified broadside against Trump for “daring to breach the wall of separation between church and state.”

Once a hater, always a hater. Compare to this decade-old screedlet by Steve H. Graham:

If George Bush crapped gold bars and handed one to every single hurricane victim, and then he raised the dead and parted the flood waters and turned the power back on and resurrected the Beatles and got them back together and lowered the price of oil to two cents per barrel and invented a cure for cancer while farting Chopin nocturnes and turning the oceans into chilled Dom Perignon and the beaches into caviar, liberals would still find reason to bitch.

Graham, now a practicing Christian, points out:

Our lives are controlled by the supernatural. We think we accomplish things through willpower and natural ability, but that’s just pride. Sometimes the things that happen in this world are consistent with our natural expectations, but often, events make no sense at all. That shows that the supernatural is involved. Surely no one believes Kim Kardashian is rich because she’s intelligent, talented, or hard-working. No intelligent person thinks Cher or Marisa Tomei deserved Oscars, or that Barack Obama deserved a Nobel.

I take issue only with the last clause. If Yasser Arafat deserved a Nobel, surely Barack Obama did.





8 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    17 March 2017 · 7:51 am

    And that actually should give a person hope: that even despite myself, I could do some good in this world.

  2. Roy »

    17 March 2017 · 8:52 am

    Well, I don’t know if she deserved the Oscar or not, (mostly because I care not one little bit about the Oscars), but Marisa Tomei sure was nice to look at in “My Cousin Vinny”.

  3. Holly H »

    17 March 2017 · 10:02 am

    If this were to happen: “…the Redeemer were to issue an unconditional statement that Donald Trump is innocent of anything criminal (or even unpleasant) ….” The world would see a lot of new atheists.

  4. Holly H »

    17 March 2017 · 10:04 am

    As for Obama getting a Nobel. Yeah, can’t disagree. Even HE seemed confused by that.

  5. The Other McCain »

    17 March 2017 · 2:43 pm

    In The Mailbox: 03.17.17

    Dustbury: The Miraculous Notwithstanding

  6. McG »

    17 March 2017 · 4:33 pm

    If this were to happen: “…the Redeemer were to issue an unconditional statement that Donald Trump is innocent of anything criminal (or even unpleasant) ….” The world would see a lot of new atheists.

    Of this I have no doubt whatsoever. There would also be a lot of new Christians too, I’m afraid.

  7. McG »

    17 March 2017 · 4:34 pm

    New Christians, I would add, for all the wrong reasons.

  8. Francis W. Porretto »

    18 March 2017 · 8:09 am

    (chuckle) Well, Charles, I’ve just inquired at the Heavenly P.R. office about the Savior’s agenda for the Big Day, and His spokesangel – some guy with a trumpet – has informed me that while it’s not definite yet, “the negotiations are ongoing.” The president’s press office replied “We’re looking forward to the event, and it’s going to be YUUUUUGE!” Somehow, I have no doubt about that.

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