God tells Herman Cain to run for President

November 12, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More

From the National Journal we learn that God has told yet another candidate to run for President:

Herman Cain, whose campaign could use some redemption in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, told a crowd of young Republicans on Saturday that God convinced him to run for president and that he “prayed and prayed and prayed” about it.

What is “blasphemy?” According to Wikipedia:

Blasphemy is irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things.

It seems to me, then, that  it is blasphemy for any mere human being to claim to understand what “God” wants. Really, Herman? Though you are a human animal equipped with a 3-pound brain, you are able to understand what is typically purported to be omniscience and omnipotence? This arrogance–blasphemy–is all-too-common these days.  Herman Cain is one of many politicians who claim to know what “God” wants, and each of them claims that God wants him or her to run.   It sounds like God is confused.  Or more likely, it sounds like many of the candidates running for President are pathologically manipulative blasphemers.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Ray says:

    Well, I am confused. I thought God knows all. Why is he telling these candidates to run for president when He already knows who is going to win. Is God playing devil’s advocate? I admired Herman Cain and planned to give him my vote. What’s the use? I think I’ll stay away from the polls this season.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Glenn Greenwald:

    “Can someone please tell me why God told Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann AND Herman Cain to run for President?”

    http://bit.ly/snBfeR

  3. NIklaus Pfirsig says:

    This news could be interpreted in several ways.
    1)Cain was instructed by god and all other candidates are liars.
    2)Cain is one of the liars and one of is opposition was the divine choice.
    3)god is a cruel entity that enjoys instigating a fight and watching everyone hurt each other.
    4)Cain worships himself, and he told himself to run.
    5)Cain worships money, and claims divine inspiration in hopes that religious folk are stupid enough to vote him in.
    6)Cain belongs in the mental hospital.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    “Cain, Perry, Bachmann all claimed God told them to run for President, and all are out of the race. God is hilarious.”

    https://twitter.com/#!/kellyoxford/status/154619507716005889

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