Will the Preachers Please Advise?
Several clergy, most notably Roger Jimenez of Sacramento, California, have invoked the Holy Bible effectively calling the murder of dozens of people at an Orlando night club an act of God.
He says, “homosexuals are pedophiles” and their sin is “worthy of death”, essentially divine retribution.
Jimenez proves that the most radical and hate infused Islamic Cleric is one with his brothers in America who kneel at the Cross while praising the killing of innocent people.
They are so close you couldn’t slide a communion wafer between them.
Conscience Comes First
These religious leaders, whatever their stripe, prove that an intact and functional conscience, something they clearly lack, must underlay and inform religious devotion.
Their piety and fervor in the absence of human decency is an excuse to foment murder under the guise of false prophets.
It is subhuman in the way that Hitler reduced the victims of the Holocaust to organisms to be eradicated.
Hitler was a prophet too, though a secular one, peddling a “religion” derived also from a text, Mien Kampf, one that he happened to write himself.
For those who wish to see the hand of God in mayhem, I am anxious for them to tell us what The Almighty was up to when he sent that alligator to snatch 2-year-old Lane Graves from the arms of his father, also in Orlando and also this week.
What essential doctrinal lesson are we to take from that?
AndÂ please do better than trotting out that “devil” stuff.
In fact, if there are devils in this story they are Roger Jimenez and his cohorts, an army of God.