When God Does the Right Thing

In an interview with Jame Dobson, Sarah Palin said that her (and McCain’s) sagging poll numbers:

strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4.

Now I wonder what you all think, and this is an honest question, if Obama wins, will she say that the right thing was for her to lose? Will she assert, “God has done the right thing”?

Do you think her faith will make her believe, after losing, that her winning would have been bad (or in any case worse) for America than Obama winning?

Seriously, what does this kind of faith make you think after you put all your trust in it? After you say, “God will do the right thing,” but you’re prayers are declined — does one then have the strength of one’s own faith and convictions? Will Sarah Palin stand up and say, “I guess I was wrong — God has chosen Barack Obama, he is what is right for America!”

And even if she can’t say it, could she possibly believe it? Is her faith that strong?


2 Responses

  1. I think she was paving the way for their defeat. She probably personally believes that God is a participatory God, therefore nothing happens without divine intervention. I’m sure she believes “everything happens for a reason”. If she believes that, then she definitely believes the outcome of the election will be Gods will.

  2. I think falling back on God’s divine plan is the pussy’s way out. If one’s desired outcome is the outcome, one who follows this thinking, easily gives credit to God’s will being done, God’s plan, etc. If one’s desired outcome isn’t the outcome, one can just as easily wash one’s hand by laying it, again, at God’s hands. I think it does a disservice to we, the people. If you enter a race and you are good enough, fast enough, bright enough you will win – all of your hard work will pay off. If you don’t win, it’s not because it was God’s plan to show you humility, you weren’t good enough and someone else was better. If you go for a job and don’t get it, well sure maybe you want to make yourself feel better by the old “It wasn’t meant to be” adage, but sorry…someone was better suited for that job than you. If I am the only one responsible for my own happiness, well then that includes all divine beings as well.

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