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Here at fearoftheLordcomics.com, we have manfully tried to avoid politics. Politics boils down to choosing the lesser of two evils. Religion is choosing to follow Christ. We are being careful not to mix the two. The demand for a political messiah (rather than the God-sent One) contributed to Jesus being crucified.


However, over and over again in the Bible when a nation turns away from God, God returns the favor. Something like this is going on in The Rise of Nothing comic series. Its imaginary world will be careening from one disaster to another. Sometimes I wonder if the same thing will be happening in our real world. God does not stop us making terrible choices on the personal, national and international level. However, He does let the consequences of our choices catch up with us. We can't outrun them forever. But with God there is always the invitation to return to Him to avoid our complete destruction from the wages of sin, namely death. The Bible would be almost half as long if we cut out passages where the prophets are pointing out looming natural and political disasters. But the prophets also point out a solution, a way to avoid destruction. Invariably it is a spiritual solution, never a political one. People must return to God and His precepts, and to re-establishment of relationship with the Almighty and Holy One.


If our comic book narrative's Fumbler-in-chief has any resemblance to a current leader, it is not an endorsement of the Fumbler-in-chief's political rivals. It is merely a present-day example of the punishments Isaiah warned Judah of, if that nation continued chasing after false gods. "I will make mere lads their leaders and children will rule over them" . Do we see childishness, big egos and a complete lack of self-awareness on display in our political leadership? If we do, perhaps the words of Joel are also applicable: “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning.” So rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the LORD your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion...


When my brother was a preschooler, he used to tell these self-aggrandizing fibs, stuff about being lucky enough to spot Santa's reindeer, etc. I suspect the same phenomenon is going on with today's political leadership. After meeting with the pope, Joe Biden related that Pope Francis told him he was a "good Catholic" and "continue to receive Holy Communion". This is curious on so many levels. For starters, the only other time Pope Francis has used the term "good Catholic" is in one of his famous insults referring to someone offering and receiving bribes. Then there is the issue that Pope Francis has called gender ideology in the classrooms "demonic" and likened abortion to hiring a hitman to kill another human being. Both abortion of pre-born infants and gender-ideology indoctrination in early years are causes that Joe Biden has been an unapologetic standard-bearer for. It's almost like the kings of Israel who kept their options open with worship of Baal and Moloch as well as the God of the Ten Commandments.


In like manner to my brother when he was in pre-school, Joe Biden has not had the greatest recall of past events, He haplessly and inaccurately recalled giving a commencement address to his graduating class as well as receiving a full academic scholarship to law school and ending up in the top half of his class. His powers of recall didn't allow him realize that he was plagiarizing on a law school paper or plagiarizing his speeches he made in his 1988 campaign for the democratic presidential nomination. There is a lack of memory of any of his involvement with his son's business dealings with foreign entities.


Again, I am not trying to say that any political party has a monopoly on silliness or bad memory recall. At best, exercising our voting rights is merely a form of damage control. In biblical times as well as our own, the only was out of the mess we are in is choosing God. Only He can save. If we choose Him radically enough, He may reverse the willful and spiteful self-inflicted wounds that our nations have accumulated over many decades.


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