“We as a Nation need to return to God.” – Congressman Jeff Duncan, yesterday, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives
So, Representative Duncan, you and your colleagues can’t even agree on a budget, or come to terms about how to pay the bills you have already incurred, but now, you’re setting out a new legislative agenda for Congress: Get the United States of America, as a nation, back to God.
Good luck with that plan, Representative Duncan.
Before beginning the congressional project to bring the entire American nation back to God, there’s a little matter to take care of. Someone needs to find out where God is.
If I’m going return a toaster to the store, because it doesn’t work anymore, I have to know where that store is. If going to return my mother’s house for Thanksgiving, I have to know where my mother’s house is.
Now Jeff Duncan says he wants the United States of America, as a nation, to return to God. But, among those Americans who believe in God (increasing numbers don’t), can any of them say where God is? A ballpark estimate maybe? West of the Mississippi River or East of the Mississippi River?
I seem to remember that one of the core teachings of Christianity is that their God is omnipresent – everywhere. If that’s true, then it makes no sense to say that the United States of America, as a nation, needs to return to God… unless there’s a passage in the Bible that declares that nations can create God-proof force fields.
If that were the case, God would be neither omnipresent nor omnipotent.