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June 22, 2021 12:46 PM UTC

Deep Thoughts By Lauren Boebert: Theocracy!

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Drinking from the daily firehose of crazy that is Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Twitter feed, let’s take a moment to subject the Tweet you can read above to a few moments of critical analysis. What we have here is Boebert claiming that there have been two nations “created for God’s glory,” presumably in all of history, and those two nations are the United States and Israel.

For starters, let’s establish that we’re talking about the Christian God and the Jewish God respectively, which means this is a “People of the Book” thing–and that means we’re talking about the Muslim God too because, and this is going to come as a rude shock to Lauren Boebert, it’s the same God. You see, the way that Christians distinguish their God in the literally eternal game of “my God’s better than your god” is the Holy Trinity, which neither Jews nor Muslims believe in. So if one gets to be in on “God’s glory,” they both do.

Sorry, we don’t make the rules–especially these rules.

So with that in mind, we turn to the next question: just how wrong is Lauren Boebert this time? How many nations “created for God’s glory” have existed throughout human history? Let’s humor Boebert and leave out Islamic theocracies, because there are still plenty of Christian examples to choose from. There are the easy guesses like the Holy Roman Empire and the sovereign capitol of Catholicism in Vatican City, but then there are a whole slew of countries like the United Kingdom that, unlike the United States, actually have a state-sponsored religion. In the United States, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” is the first sentence of the First Amendment of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

In short, if Boebert wants to live in a nation “created for God’s glory,” that can be arranged (here’s some light reading for the trip)! What we learned in civics class is that the United States of America was created “to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

That’s everything we need, thanks.

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8 thoughts on “Deep Thoughts By Lauren Boebert: Theocracy!

    1. … and – as stated above – the Founders of Israel were not Christian. Which is to say, according to the belief of Boebert's ilk, those Jews are bound to burn in hell, soon-ish for all of them in fact, according to the moving-target promises.

      And, as long as we are on the topic, a number of Boebert's skinhead neoNazi supporters flash the OK sign to signify that they plan to be helping the Jews on their way to meet their God.  Which, if the Israelis are indeed adherents of the same God as her crew, could lead to some uncomfortable moments around the Thanksgiving table.

       

      LANCELOT: Sorry. Sorry. You see what I mean? I just get carried away. I'm really most awfully sorry. Sorry! Sorry, everyone.

      GUEST #1: He's killed the best man!

      GUESTS: [yelling]

      FATHER: Hold it! Hold it! Please! Hold it! This is Sir Lancelot from the Court of Camelot, a very brave and influential knight, and my special guest here today.

      LANCELOT: Hello.

      GUEST: He killed my auntie!

      GUESTS: [yelling]

      FATHER: Please! Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion! Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

    2. The founders of the most recent version of Israel were Kibbutzniks, entrepreneurs, and freedom fighters.  I'm  not making that up, either.

       

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