The Worldnutdaily is still working overtime to raise money to keep Joseph Farah’s Ten Commandments billboard campaign going. He says the intent is to “prick the conscience” of the country, starting with Las Vegas (yeah, good luck with that). And in their latest faux article on the subject, they offer this quote:
What is happening to our beloved nation? Why aren’t Christians winning the battle for hearts, souls and freedom in America?
In 1982, then-President Ronald Reagan warned, “We can’t expect God to protect us in a crisis and just leave Him over there on the shelf in our day-to-day living. I wonder if sometimes He isn’t waiting for us to wake up, He isn’t maybe running out of patience.”
America has turned from God and has forgotten right from wrong.
The quote really should have stopped after the first clause. We can’t expect God to protect us in a crisis, full stop. And the truth is that they don’t really believe this either. Reagan didn’t expect God to protect us, he spent trillions on defense for that purpose. The Pentagon doesn’t have any conflict scenarios or contingency plans that assume divine intervention at any point. That’s why I always laugh when the wingnuts talk about God “lifting his hand of protection” from us. This God they believe in seems to behave in a manner that is entirely indistinguishable from a non-existent deity.