Obama: Better Even Than JESUS???
Oh, I am probably going to be struck by Lightning for mixing politics
and religion, but I just got to thinking about something in the Bible.
The story of Doubting Thomas. Here is the story from Verses 24-28 of the 20th Chapter of the Book of John:
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not
with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him
[Thomas], We have seen the LORD. But he [Thomas]said unto them, Except I
shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into
the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy
finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it
into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
Sooo, what I got to thinking about, is how Jesus, who even most
Atheists admire as a person, was not too good to help resolve an
identity question. Jesus didn’t get mad at Thomas, or call him crazy.
Jesus did not try to invalidate Thomas’s feelings or make him feel
guilty for wanting to see it for himself. Jesus didn’t put a law firm
on retainer. No, Jesus simply let Thomas touch his wounds and resolve
Since those days, spiritual beliefs are, of necessity, a matter of faith. But faith has never been the primary modus operandi
of government or of business or of life in general on the physical
plane. The IRS doesn’t just take your word for it. They reserve the
right to audit your tax return. Humans sign contracts because both
parties want the promises in writing. And, we all like a receipt when we check out at the grocery store. Life on Planet Earth requires more than faith.
Records and documentation have been been around since the days
Babylonians scratched little “V’s” into wet clay tablets. Less wiggle
room for mistakes, memory lapses, fraud, and doubts.
And isn’t it strange, that our President, when faced with doubts from
a significant number of Americans about where he was born, can’t or won’t cough up one little piece of paper??? We don’t have to wonder, “What Would Jesus Do?” We can just read about it in the 20th Chapter of John, Verse 24. . .