During the PrayerCast, DeMint said: "If we have the government making decisions about the most personal and private part of our lives, it's so naive to think that that coverage is not going to include a number of things that cause people of faith a lot of heartburn, whether it's funding abortions, whether it's rationing care, whether it's funding medical marijuana, whether it's euthanasia."
Maddow added that none of this is in the health insurance reform bill in the Senate. More to the point however, is the apparently ignored question: Who Would Jesus Insure? Would he keep the least of us uninsured and suffering, and even dying?
One of the commenters at Raw Story had an interesting question:
I don't understand..... somebody please explain to me WHY these peoples "God" would allow such heartache for the average American and condone the greed on Wallstreet and condone the greed, death and destruction of war while condemning abortion, and condone these government officials to speak in his name for profit over healthcare for babies already born. Somebody please explain this to me....To this, there came an excellent response:
because if you pray hard enough, and lead a good Christian life, you won't get sick and need healthcare. If you do get sick, well obviously your a demon-possessed sinner. Or liberal. Or both.Although that may seem simply sarcastic, it's actually true, at least from a Calvinist point of view. If you are a good Christian, you won't suffer. If you suffer, you deserve. That's a very simplistic intepretation, but it's quite often the one the extreme right wing Conservative movement takes.
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