“Secular theocracy.” There’s one you’ve probably never heard before…we certainly haven’t. And for a group of people so accustomed to dealing with right-wing non-think, you’d think we’d have lost all concept of “contradiction in terms” by now. But no, thanks to presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee and friends, we’ve been treated to a whole new manifestation of cognitive dissonance — one that the Huckster himself simply will not allow to stand.
Of course, as hard as it is for the sane mind to gather together the opposing elements of that dissonance without exploding, it apparently flies pretty well in the land of Endless Fish and Nuts. That being, on the Christian Life Today program, hosted by televangelist James Robinson. He told Robinson:
“We’ve divorced ourselves from an understanding that we cannot survive as a Republic if we do not become once again a God-centered nation that understands that our laws do not come from man…they come from God.”
Ah, the old Ten Commandments myth of American law; which we have to point out would more accurately be the Four Commandments Myth of Law. Which we also have to point out wasn’t created by God, but by gods — the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris, and the Book of the Dead, from which Moses blatantly plagiarized off the parts of the Ten Commandments that actually made it into U.S. law. But, continue, Mike.
“I’m not saying that a person should run and have a theocracy. Because I don’t think we should.”
Remember that windup. James Robinson agrees, but with a fascinating caveat:
“We have a theocracy now. A secular theocracy.”
“That’s it. It’s a humanistic, atheistic, even antagonistic toward Christian faith. And that’s what we need to understand. Our basic, fundamental rights are being robbed from us, taken from us piece by piece.”
“…And you would like for whoever runs, and whoever is our president, to keep GAWD in the center of their focal point. do you agree with that?”
Huckabee, with the windup, and the pitch!
“Absolutely. And whether it’s me or someone else, and I do ask people to pray. For me, this is not just a political or financial decision, it is a spiritual decision.
You know, the only thing worse than not being elected president would be to be elected president without God’s blessing. I can’t think of a worse place in the world to be than in the Oval Office without God’s hand upon you. I’d rather not get near the place.”
So, to sum up:
- Mike Huckabee doesn’t want a “theocracy.” He just wants a religious nation abiding by religious laws run by an evangelical Christian.
- We’re already living in a theocracy of people with no religion, despite the fact that the president, all of the Supreme Court justices and more than 90 percent of Congress are Christian.
Damn you, Atheists!
It should be ONE HUNDRED percent!
Don’t worry, though. with the power of cognitive dissonance, contradictory terms and misleading fear-mongering, Mike Huckabee and evengelical friends will put all to right again.