Progressive Theology: “The State is my Shephard, I shall not want”

by Skip

(H/T: Instapundit)

I have never been able to understand why Progressives go apoplectic every time any one says “we need to cut the size and scope of Big Government” – no one wants anyone to diss their religion (and it certainly seems that Progressives, being amongst the most unchurched in the nation, would cling to Big Government as their replacement for religion).  After all, Obama did say something about collective salvation:

…that my individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Unfortunately, I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to bring about a new day and a new age.

Who knew that I had no choice in having to join their religion without saying “sure”?  This Obama theology is not Christian heterodoxy for sure, but it does seem to fit the parody video above, as he is going to force us all into his religion, like it or not.  Else, how would Progressives get us  to make the sacrifices to enable him to earn his salvation (else the rest of us would tell them to bug off)?   Christian theology is that your salvation is not earned by the collective but by the single gift of sacrifice by Jesus Christ who died for all of our sin: one for all.

Obama, seemingly, believes and states: all for one.  And the only instrument that can encompass “all” is the force that Government can bring.  That has no place in the theology I believe in – guess that’s why I cannot believe that Big Government can ever give us the “heaven on earth” that Communists / Socialists / Utopians believe possible.  “Perfection” requires holiness – and no other fallen man can give another that which they do not possess.  Holiness is of and by God – not Man.

 

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