Biden The Demigod

Not since Jesus walked the earth has one person promised more escape from all human vicissitudes than our current Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.  There was one section in his mendacious acceptance speech that deserves special notation when considering this man’s self-image as our god-like savior.  He said:

As president, I will make you this promise: I will protect America. I will defend us from every attack. Seen. And unseen. Always. Without exception. Every time.

Ponder that promise for a moment.  Re-read it a few times.  That could have been Christ’s words – with the obvious exception of the “As President” reference.  Actually, it was a paraphrase of Christ’s words.  Apparently, burrowing the words of others is a lifelong habit.

It was not the only time Biden “borrowed” the words of Christ.  You may recall Jesus’ reference to his being the light against the darkness of evil.  Well old Joe had a remarkably similar wording with a similar meaning when he said, “I will be an ally of the light not of the darkness.”  He promised to lead this nation out of darkness.

In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness…”

Like the pharaohs of Egypt, Biden casts himself in the image of a demigod.  He comes out of the Democratic National Convention wearing his religion on his sleeve.  Not bad for a guy who never had a reputation for religious fervor.

One post-convention analyst even referred to Biden’s speech as sounding like a sermon.  It did, indeed.  If you do not agree, read this passage again.

As president, I will make you this promise: I will protect America. I will defend us from every attack. Seen. And unseen. Always. Without exception. Every time.

Its scary.  Dishonest at best. Delusional at worst.  But if you follow Biden on the campaign trail, it is consistent with his previous statements.  He has promised to solve every problem on earth.  He has agreed to answer favorably to every request made of him.  No matter how enormous the challenges may be, Biden’s consistent answer is that he will fix it – as if he had superhero or godly powers.

There is an old joke about a young man who was a promising candidate because he promised everything to everybody.  Biden has become the manifestation of that joke.

Biden’s and the Democrats’ emphasis on religion at their convention is ironic and hypocritical.  This is the party that best represents the non-religious community – the atheists who would drive religion not only out of the commons but out of society entirely.  Their legislation and court battles have been consistently devoted to limiting or eradicating the freedom of religious expression as guaranteed in the First Amendment.

President Obama once spoke mockingly of those people who “cling to their guns and bibles.”  As part of today’s cancel culture, the radical Democrats want to cancel the religious history of America.  They want the motto, “In God We Trust” to be cancelled.  They want the phrase, “… under God …” deleted from our  Pledge of Allegiance.  They want all the icons of our national holiday of Christmas – crosses, stars, angels, nativity scenes – replaced with secular holiday images.

When Biden has not been in full support of these efforts, he generally remained silent on the sidelines.  He never defended the very religion he now professes to practice.

Biden has often referred to his Catholic upbringing – and still considers himself a Catholic.  But does the Catholic Church agree.  Not at all.  There is no such thing as a pro-abortion Catholic-in-good-standing.  Many Catholic theologians even argue that supporting abortion is an automatic excommunication. 

Many Catholic clergy will not give the sacrament of communion (the ritual of unity and membership) to any person who supports abortion.  Anyone can debate the issue, but you cannot be a true Catholic and promote abortions.  Biden not only supports abortion, but he supports “abortion on demand” and those grisly “late term abortions.”  His tolerance of abortions goes further than most Americans.

Like Biden, I, too, was raised in the Catholic faith.  In my late 20, I switched over to Catholic-lite (Episcopalian) and later found that my own theological exploration led me away from organized religion altogether – although I still remain a believer in an afterlife and an intelligent universe.  Oddly, even as I found Catholicism incompatible with my own beliefs, I did retain my anti-abortion position based on secular arguments.

It is because of my own travel through the issues of religion that I take particular offense at Biden’s embrace of religion as a would-be demigod – a savior who can perform miracles.  If you think I am overstating Biden’s claim to superior powers via religious-like self-anointment, read this again … more carefully.

As president, I will make you this promise: I will protect America. I will defend us from every attack. Seen. And unseen. Always. Without exception. Every time.

So, there ‘tis. 

By Larry Horist

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  • Well written!

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