How can you support such a hypocrite?
One strange correlation – one of many strange correlations in modern U.S. politics – is the relationship between many Christians and Donald Trump. Non-believers complain: “How can his supporters call themselves Christians and support such a sleaze-ball as Donald Trump?”
Let me apply my dysfunctional mind to this mystery and see if I can come up with some interesting explanations.
First of all, many of the Christians argue:
God used flawed personalities for His purposes throughout history.” For example, David of the Old Testament, was certainly as flawed as Trump. Sure, 30 years ago in a drug and alcohol-fueled night club, Trump may have put his hand up a woman’s skirt and touched her panties.
(Immaculate Michele Obama was horrified at such a disgusting act – her Baruch would have never done such a thing – but at the same time she honored Jay-Z who had such (disgusting?) lyrics in his “songs”: (“you (a woman) have to crawl before you can ball.”)
But let’s look at David again. Before he anointed King of Israel, he was an Old Testament Jesse James. He and his gang raided innocent villages, killed many of the inhabitants, and ran off with the booty. As a king, he fell in love with Bathsheba and sent her husband out to the front lines of a battle where he was sure to be killed. He made Trump look like a boy scout.
But David went on to be a great king and a hero for all times. These Christians believe that Trump could fulfill God’s plan in a similar way. Many fundamentalists believe Trump may even fulfill the fundamentalist mythology of Jesus and Satin fighting over Israel, with Jesus being the victor.
The phenomenon of prophesy
There are tens of millions of pentecostal and evangelical Christians in the U.S. who believe in the power and accuracy of “prophesy” — that is, Christians who have been given the gift of God’s spirit where God can speak through them. This is a similar gift given to the great prophets in the Old Testament. Granted there are many “false prophets,” but then there are “proven” prophets who have a track record of giving valuable and accurate “messages from the Lord.”
Regardless of how irrational this may sound to secularists, millions of Christians believe in prophesy and many “proven” prophets predicted Trump’s win in 2016 and they are now predicting his win in 2020, They say that God wants Trump to win and he is doing His will.
Obama goes into debt
Let’s look at immaculate President Obama again and compare him to the sleaze-ball President Trump. Obama ran up the national credit card to be handed to our children that equaled all past presidents combined. How does this compare to Trump putting his hands up a woman’s skirt at a bar and then bragging about it in a private conversation?
(Granted that Trump is running up the debt the same way. Overspending and handing the bill to our children is something we can all agree upon.)
Kill the unborn children
But there is another mystical correlation between Jesus and Trump. Perhaps the Catholics and fundamentalists are right, and God finds it offensive to commit 700,000 abortions a year — regardless that some feminists argue that God doesn’t care about unborn children. What he really cares out is our freedom to do as we please. As hypocritical and sleazy as Trump may be – and regardless of his political motivations — at least he says these mass killings are wrong.
(The anti-thesis – and there is always an anti-thesis – is that the belief that historical religions were wrong: If there is a God, She is not offended by fornication nor abortion. In fact, She supports maximum sexual freedom for men and women. But only consensual sex, mind you. Sexual assertiveness by men is the worst of sins,)
I will shed my blood for the forgiveness of sins
Still another correlation between Jesus and Trump is the cross. According to his own words and Christian mythology, Jesus suffered for the forgiveness of sins. One can look at Jesus as being a sacrificial lamb. All the sins of man were projected onto his person and the crucifixion made possible the spiritual phenomenon that sins could be forgiven.
(There was a historical practice among Jewish believers where their sins were written on parchment and the put on the back of a goat. Then the “scapegoat” was driven over a cliff, thus abolishing (forgiving) the sins of the believers.)
In a similar way, all the sins of man – including global warming, war and the oppression of minorities – are projected onto Trump, and the hope and prayers of his “immaculate” enemies is that Trump will be utterly destroyed. Then perhaps Trump’s opponents will be forgiven for their own sins (including the depletion of the world’s resources and 700,000 abortions a year) – and they will remain immaculate.
Once Trump is eliminated, we will live in a morally pure society again: “Make America moral again.”
Once Trump is crucified
If the Bidens and Sanders get in power, then we can then allow all the poor and suffering in the world, who want a better life, to come to the U.S. and become American citizens. All they have to do is get their feet on American soil. We can also allow all the victims of crime and oppression of every dysfunctional country to declare amnesty, and “come right in.”
We can also double our deficit again, just like Obama did — not that Trump isn’t doing the same (“screw the children” economic theory).
And, best of all, we can destroy the earth at a slower rate.