Ba’al’s Back And Boebert Says She Beat Him

Ba’al (medieval demon edition).

Back in April of last year, as readers may recall, then-CD-7 Republican candidate Tim Reichert took a hard theological line against abortion rights, declaring that every abortion that is performed anywhere for any reason is “the sacrifice of a child at the altar of Ba’al.” For those of you who didn’t learn about Ba’al in Sunday school, Ba’al is an ancient Canaanite deity who competed with the Israelite god whom we know today as…well, God (proper noun). After debuting in the Old Testament, Ba’al had a comeback career as a medieval demon in the 16th Century Pseudomonarchia Daemonum in which he is depicted as having the heads of a frog and a cat in addition to a mean-looking old man.

Congratulations, you now know more about medieval demonology than you will ever need to.

Fast forward to this past weekend, and we have Colorado’s everlasting fount of loosely theistic word salad Rep. Lauren Boebert retelling the story of the Prophet Elijah versus the “Prophets of Ba’al” in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings, Chapter 18:

So, the biggest problem with this analogy is that the Elijah vs. Prophets of Ba’al competition was not close. The Ba’al prophets prayed to make fire descend from heaven and burn their sacrifice for days, but Elijah made it look easy and his sacrifice burned right up despite being soaked in water. Boebert’s 550-vote squeaker was anything but easy, so in order to make the story work she just makes up the end:

I won again with 51% of the vote.

Sorry, but you can’t round 50.08% up to 51%. If that’s how rounding works, Boebert might as well round up to 100% and call it good.

Setting that aside, if you don’t know and don’t bother to learn what Boebert is talking about, it’s as bizarre as Reichert’s suggestion that Ba’al would prefer aborted babies on the pyre. Of course there is an audience for this kind of babble, but it’s not a majority of voters.

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit! says:

    Of course there is an audience for this

    Yes, it's that psycho preacher in Colorado Springs Andrew Wommack. He's the one feeding Boebert this theological brain muck.

  2. Matt A. Harry says:

    So…Baal is using a regular oven and Elijah is using a microwave?  

  3. Genghis says:

    The Ba'al nonsense is proof that the Abrahamic religions are polytheistic, but hey, polytheism is no biggie to the contemporary GOP. After all, they deified and added to the pantheon that one old incontinent morbidly obese adderall junkie/serial rapist.

  4. coloradosane says:

    " gawd impressing on her heart" ?  That was probably Drumpf laying on top of the implants Sis. 

  5. Thorntonite says:

    That wasn't God talking Lauren.  That was the alcohol.

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