Thursday, 8 August 2019

and lo, the nation said, “how dare you even say that?”

McSweeney’s contributor Chas Gillespie channels some tough love from God for the country that can’t seem to help itself. Do read the full response and share, but I especially found this passage highly resonant and the moment of honest introspection that America needs to take.

You have prayed for answers, and I have given you answers. You have prayed for guidance, and you have ignored it. So why are you still praying? Is it perhaps because you don’t care about actual holiness and just want to show your low-information followers that you are a religious person even though the particular brand of your religion is based on misleading people by stoking their vanity and replacing patriotic duty with blinkered nationalistic hero-worship?