you can start introducing yourself as god

Jim Moriarty Being Your Neighbor Would Involve

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

  • You spot the moving truck in the morning
  • You wait a week to go over and introduce yourself to your new neighbor
  • Hoping to God it’s not some rowdy college students
  • To your delight a rather handsome young man answers the door
  • You hand over your welcome cupcakes you made him and tell him, “Welcome to the neighborhood”
  • He finds you attempt at welcoming him amusing
  • Although he does test your cupcakes for poison before eating them.
  • Never can be too careful.
  • Once you become decent friends you start trash talking your neighbors
  • “Alright, so, Carol has dates at her house every other week, and, believe me she is loud, and the sorority down the street plays screamo at max volume on their speakers, and Marge, well, her casseroles are shit.”
  • He merely chuckles
  • You kinda thought he was gay for a little while because this really gorgeous guy would often leave his house in the morning
  • You later discover that that’s his body guard, Sebastian.
  • “The business I run leaves me a very powerful person, which means people would like to hurt me.”
  • You still think they are at least a little gay for each other
  • He would actually miss you if anything happened to you, so he had one of his assassins shadow you. For your protection of course.
Donald Trump: the man who fired God

So, as a Christian, I want to observe something that I noticed was missing from Donald Trump’s acceptance speech: 

Any reference to God from Donald Trump himself.

You can torture yourself by listening to the whole speech again, or you can read the transcript here. He mentioned his parents “looking down” at the start, but that was about as close as he came–save to use the most common expression of taking His name in vain, right before introducing Reince Priebus (Reince mentioned God twice in his five sentences, and even seemed to give Donald a subtle plea to “Thank God!”…which Donald Trump ignored). 

Trump never invoked the Lord once.

He did not thank God for his victory. He did not use the phrase “with God’s blessing” or “God’s plan” or even “Godspeed”. Most telling of all, though, was the absence of that classic political phrase: “God Bless America.”

The lack of humility, to me, makes apparent what I’d known all along: Donald Trump is not a God-fearing man. He will use the Lord’s name as far as he can in order to secure voters, he will promise to adhere to pro-life causes and ensure religious freedoms, but when he’s spent those coins, he will drop the pretense and give all the credit to his own self-centered universe–a universe that he has now successfully become the ruler of. 

Now, perhaps he chose to omit God’s name because he didn’t want to be seen as pandering to the American people–as a man who has always sought to distance himself from politicians, forfeiting the common invocation could be a simple affirmation of his own individuality. But it’s highly unlikely that he did it out of some respect for God and His plan–in fact, if ever there was a time to thank God outside of winning the coin-flip between life and death, it would be when you become President of the United States.

Yet there was no such acknowledgment.

Perhaps he did it in private–but I doubt that. I think we all know the measure of Donald Trump, and why would he be ashamed of declaring his faith in front of millions of onlookers? Is he concerned that he might offend Muslims or those of other denominations? This has never been a source of puzzlement before–so why begin now?

The answer is simple: there is no genuine place for God in Donald Trump’s America. Trump will use His name as many times as he needs to in order to sway the people he needs, but tonight, in the shining moment of truth and glory, Donald Trump neglected to mention the most important name of all. 

And I don’t think that was a mistake on His part.

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