WHO'S MORE DANGEROUS? THAT MASS-MURDERER IN WASHINGTON STATE WHO SHOT AND KILLED SIX PEOPLE WHO CLAIMED GOD TOLD HIM TO "I listen to God" he said "God told me to.", OR THESE TWO PEOPLE? READ ON.
Bold italics in story are mine.
Palin: God tasked us with Iraq war
from Press TV
Sarah Palin, the surprise vice presidential pick by Republican candidate John McCain, has said the war in Iraq was 'a task from God'. Like US President George W. Bush, Governor Palin attempted to justify her policies by claiming they were divinely-ordered during a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in June. "Pray for our military. Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right for this country - that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," the Alaska governor said in her address posted on the website of the Wasilla Assembly of God. Earlier in 2005, President Bush claimed he was on a mission from God when he started the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. "I am driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'. And I did." The US president told a Palestinian delegation in Sharm el-Sheikh. Palin, prior to her 'there is a plan and that it is God's plan' comment on the Iraq war, asked the audience to pray for a $30 billion national gas pipeline project because it was 'God's will to get that gas line built' as well. Earlier in March 2007, Palin had said, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq." The report comes as one of the first on Palin's positions on foreign policy issues, as the Republican camp has not yet allowed her to hold a press conference.
I'll answer my own question: George W. has been the dangerous one the past eight years, and God help us if Sarah Palin gets in, it'll be even more of the same.
I consider myself a deeply spiritual person. I pray every day, and even read my Bible. I often attend church. And I know this: if people claim to hear God proclaiming divine messages for them, and them alone, those folks are either severely Bipolar and hallucinating in a "manic" episode, or they are paranoid schizophrenic. Because God doesn't tell us to hurt others. Some folks will always use religion as an excuse to commit atrocities. But it's a helluva lot more scary, when they have the power to not just run outside in a rampage and take several innocent lives (which is horrifying enough!), but the power--and the desire--to put the guns into the hands of our young people, and commit them to an unnecessary and brutal war.Funny how this country works. If you're a guy with a history of mental disorders, alcoholism, and ego-issues, you can simply snap, and go "mad" and kill people, and claim--and perhaps even believe-- that you "listen to God.". The fellow from Washington State is looking at life in prison. You can be another guy, with all those same issues, and get two terms--as President of the United States of America.
Sarah Palin thinking it's a divine mission? I heard she only recently got a passport. Perhaps she's not gotten out much, and so she believes the Assembly of God Church in Wasilla, where she recently made these claims, is the be-all, know-all of spiritual development. I wish I could tell her to rethink what she's said. To meditate. To be still. To pray on it. But I won't.