Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ways for Conservatives to Cope with Obama's Coronation

1. Stay away from all news media that day, especially NPR.
2. Read and pray through Bible more than usual.
3. Listen to good music.
4. Ask God to take away bitterness in your heart and to cope wisely with the most liberal (and probably the most corrupt, given his Chicago-style politics) presidential administration in my lifetime.
5. Pray that Obama will repent of his pro-abortion views. I really don't even have a mustard seed's worth of faith for that, but maybe some of you do.
6. Realize that the invocations of Martin Luther King's dream being realized in Obama are mostly hot air. Yes, a black man is president; so racism has been transcended in that sense. No, that particular black man (given his character and policies) is not good for the country. Remember also that Martin Luther King was not pro-abortion.
7. Start developing convictions on what you are going to do if your tax dollars start going into universal health care and other sources that pay for abortions. On the proper resistance to injustice in that state, see Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto (also available as an audio book).
8. Read a classic work on political philosophy, such as The Naked Public Square (1984) by the recently-deceased, Richard John Neuhaus. It can be a tonic for what is to come in the next four years.
9. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.