One God or Many

Sometimes you can focus so hard on a single tree, you lose sight of the forest. For instance, every sane person, which automatically excludes leftists, realizes that we can easily un-elect Barack Obama next year. But we should not lose sight of the fact that we will simultaneously be sending Hillary Clinton, Cass Sunstein, Timothy Geithner, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Jeffrey Immelt, Jay Carney, Valerie Jarrett and Joe Biden, back where they came from. That should certainly provide all Republicans, no matter which candidate they happen to support at the moment, with plenty of incentive to vote for our ultimate nominee early and often.

In spite of all the negative attention that the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Bill Maher and the coven of secular socialists who scribble for the NY Times, expend on religious believers such as Glenn Beck, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, you’d think they’d occasionally pause to question the abiding faith that the Left has in Big Government. The weird part of liberal fanaticism is that, by and large, ministers, priests and rabbis, cause very little mischief, whereas government in the form of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Barbara Boxer, Charles Schumer, Patty Murray and the Black Congressional Caucus, were directly responsible for the financial meltdown, the massive number of home foreclosures, a soaring deficit and a Great Depression-like rate of unemployment.

The most devout Catholic, the most fervent Evangelical, the most orthodox Jew, can all make a stronger and, yes, even logical argument for his religious faith than a left-winger can. That is why every time leftists are asked why they worship the federal government and why it is that their gods demand that they favor higher taxes, the Palestinians, more federal regulations, affirmative action, public unions, illegal aliens, expanded welfare, same-sex marriages, a ban on oil drilling and a confiscation of guns; and why it is that they regard Tea Party members as a greater threat to life and liberty than Islamic jihadists; their replies are generally limited to accusing the opposition of being Nazis, fascists, racists, homophobes, yokels and/or hostage-taking terrorists.

In short, their defense consists of vehemently attacking those who don’t subscribe to their particular brand of fanaticism. Sort of reminds one of Cotton Mather and Tomas de Torquemada in their heyday.

Speaking of historical figures, Galileo was convicted of heresy for insisting that the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around. For their part, liberals condemn conservatives of heresy for opposing Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus, Cash-4-Clunkers, Card Check, the Dream Act, increased taxes, Cap & Trade, and his incessant kowtowing to Iranian mullahs and union thugs. The main difference is that Galileo was merely confined to house arrest some 450 years ago; he did not have his humanity questioned on a daily basis by Henry Waxman and the lap dogs in the MSM.

The most fascinating aspect of the Left’s intolerance of Christianity and Judaism is the fact that the same crowd goes berserk when the religious practices of Satanists, jihadists and those freaks and oddballs whose gods require the sacrifice of small animals or the ingesting of illegal drugs, are not respected by one and all.

The same folks who take it personally if someone suggests that God judges each of us by a set of Commandments, have no problem when a bunch of ex-lawyers, who owe their judicial appointments to hack politicians, have the ultimate authority when it comes to everything from abortions to the legality of ObamaCare.

This state of affairs is especially peculiar in light of the fact that judges, including those serving on the various Courts of Appeal are generally, divided, 2-1. And why would anybody have confidence in a Supreme Court, where decisions, as often as not, come down to 5-4 votes? For all the reverence and solemnity that surrounds the nine justices in their marble temple, they are simply a collection of mortals who were selected by political factions that, at the time, held sway in the White House and Congress. No one in his right mind would trust that bunch to pick out his neckties.

For me, the funny aspect of all this is that it’s those on the Left who regard themselves and their favorite politicians as the intellectual elite. Which is what makes George Orwell’s observation that “There are some ideas that are so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them” so perceptive.

The next time a leftist, whose own religious faith rests with the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, accuses a Christian believer of being an ignoramus, an appropriate response would be, “Well at least nobody has ever suggested that God Almighty got His job through being politically well-connected.”

©2011 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write Burt!
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Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
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  • Burt Prelutsky

    Jack: Pay a visit to All questions will be answered.

    Shirl & Lonesome George; Thanks for the kind words. You folks make it all worthwhile.

    Independent: The election is not going to be a toss-up, it will be a toss-out. Obama didn’t win by much in 2008 when he was running against a terrible candidate. He has now had three years in which to make every mistake possible. You merely have to check out the votes that took place in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts; the House and Senate votes in Novemver; and the recent vote in New York’s 9th congressional district, to see how dire Obama’s chances are of winning re-election. Getting a thumbs-up from the major American media these days is more of a curse than an endorsement.

    Robin: I’m not sure that any registered Democrats are ready to see the light, but I’m pretty certain that the Independents are ready to toss the bum out on his ear.

    Regards, Burt

  • robin in fl

    there are plenty of Democrats that want Obama & his entourage out and would vote for any Republican candidate that is set to run against him.I don’t think this will be just a democrat vs republican ,or Christian vs whatever believer this time around.The extreme leftist will continue to support him,but most of the sane thinkers have jumped ship.

  • IndependentLasVegas

    When the USA is controled by a Marxist gov’t and a communist media like the NY times etc.. What do you expect…

    This election for President is going to be toss up … When Obama has his Free PR firm ABC,NBC,CBS,MSNBC,CNN,CSNBC, and 90% of the NY times like newspapers… the Repubs better pick a solid candidate..

    When Obama walks out his front door to vote on NOV 12 2012 he automatically gets 90% of the Black vote. A vote based on color..

  • phlymgrym

    and they like to think of themselves as secular…hah!

  • Jack Territo

    How does one Subscribe to get Burtsd column??

  • Lonesome George

    Another great column! Keep printing the truth.

  • Shirl

    Looks like alot of decent, sane people got snookered by these control freaks. I pray to God that enough people have awakened to the scary fact that we almost waited too long. I am most appreciative of all the good patriots that were brave enough to open the eyes of the rest of us and that includes you, Burt. Hope you never stop telling it like it really is. The evil mainstream media (PRAVDA) will never stop spreading propaganda.