Memo To Evangelicals

Ok y’all I’ll apologize in advance but I got to say this to the Evangelicals who are still out there ranting about the election: Can you please just shut the hell up for awhile? The rest of us are sick of you. We’re exhausted from you. You keep spouting all these ridiculous claims. You keep insisting that somehow Donald Trump will still end up being President for another term. Do you have any sense of reality? Are you so crippled by your perverse beliefs that you cannot see what’s right in front of you? Or are you just plain stupid? Enough already! Save it for the midterms.

Whether the election was legit or not, Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States. It’s done. It’s over. And please cut out this “not my president” nonsense. Whether any of us like it or not (I don’t), Biden is our President. Yours. Mine. Everyone’s. That’s reality. Deal with it.

And by the way, if you were out there praying for Trump to win against all odds, you’re a hypocrite. Seriously. Cut and dried. You’re a hypocrite. You’re ranting and whining now about the election being rigged. But you spent months and years praying to your God to rig the election. You wanted Trump back in the White House and you were perfectly comfortable with the idea of having a little Divine intervention to make it happen. How did you think your god would do that? Would He rig those Dominion voting machines? Would He confuse Democrat voters into voting Republican? Would He just magically make Democrat ballots vanish into thin air? Whatever sort of “miracle” you childishly thought you’re god would deliver, you were actively praying for the election to be rigged in your favor. So don’t get all self-righteous on us, okay? You didn’t care if it was legit. You just wanted Trump to win.

Was there any fraud involved in the election? Yeah, probably. There usually is. Was there sufficient fraudulent activity to merit overturning the results? The courts didn’t think so. And many of the judges who ruled against Trump were Republican-appointed.

Trump pandered to Evangelicals for the same reason Democrats pander to far-left environmentalists and the LGBTQ community. They don’t give two shits and a ham sandwich about either one, but they need the votes. Trump also needed a voting block. He found it with the religious right in general and Evangelicals in particular. This in spite of the fact that Trump, judging by his lifestyle and track record before the 2016 election, is certainly not a practicing Christian. I supported him simply because I saw him as the least-damaging option compared to Hillary. But he’s an arrogant buffoon, a habitual liar and a womanizer. Certainly not someone I’d choose as a friend. And yet the religious faithful flocked to him as if he were a modern-day political Messiah.

So if you’re an Evangelical Christian who’s been praying your heart out for months, please allow me to point something out to you: There were two possibilities – either Trump would win or he would not. So-called “prophets” and various televangelists virtually guaranteed that Trump would win. Now how do you explain the results? According to every Christian denomination / doctrine / whatever I know of, you have no guarantee that God will answer with a “Yes.” You are only assured that He’ll answer. But He might say “No.” So either God wanted a second term for Trump or He did not. If He did not then His will was done but it conflicted with your wishes. As a Christian you must accept God’s will. If your god is real and is omnipotent, then no amount of cheating by the Democrats could prevent Trump from winning IF He wanted Trump to win, right?

As such you have three options…

  1. God had a reason for putting Biden in the White House
  2. The Democrats defeated God
  3. Your god, like every other god, is just a fairy tale and you wasted your time praying to Him

I’m gonna go with option 3 simply because it’s the only one with any basis in reason. You prayed and you lost. To me, prayer is just a way to feel good about doing nothing. It’s no different than some hokey witch or warlock invoking spirits to achieve a certain end. You have a true opportunity here to learn. Set aside your faith for one moment and look at what has taken place objectively. Can you do that? I hope so. It’s time to quit the wishful thinking and accept reality. We have 2 years to dig up some candidates and try to gain some seats in Congress in the midterms. Peaceful activism, not prayer, is what we need. You can be a part of the solution or a part of the problem. Leave your religious nonsense at home or church where it belongs.

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” — (Matthew 6:5-6).

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