Sjogren’s 1, Terry 0. That’s the score the last week or so in my battle against Sjogren’s Syndrome, and it hasn’t been much of a contest. I’ve done pretty well since I first got hit with Sjogren’s Syndrome out of the blue, starting in June. I’ve been doing pretty good ignoring it, carrying on as if it weren’t there. But it’s been impossible to ignore over the last week, with a mouth as dry as the Sahara, and on-and-off again fatigue that sometimes makes me want to curl up into a ball and sleep for a month or so.
And how does this relate to the blog post title? Well, today at work I really, really wasn’t in a mood for a conversation, given how I felt. I ran into someone in the hall though, someone in a chatty mood. When I tried responding, I ended up coughing for a bit, leading them to ask if I were OK and had the flu that was going around. I explained the Sjogren’s, and how it zaps the moisture in your mouth (among other fun things). Her response…a cheery “Well, everything happens for a reason!!” Ah, one of my favorite lines, right up there with “God wouldn’t give you anything you can’t handle!!”.
Hence, my reasoning that “God” is a Republican. If there were some all-powerful, omnipotent “God” who controlled the universe, how do you explain misery and suffering? My little family of 3 has been “blessed” in that all three of us now have a big health thing to deal with. If there were an all-powerful God…why would such things happen? Why would disease exist? Why would famine, drought, and idiots like Rush Limbaugh exist? My only conclusion..”God” is a Republican.
You see, Republicans in the U.S. have become one cold-hearted group of SOBs. They’d rather ensure the filthy rich keep every break they’re “entitled” to, rather than pay for programs that help the less fortunate. They have the POWER to help others, but instead, choose to sit back and watch as suffering and misery occurs.
A = B, B= C, thus A = C. “God” is a Republican,because if “God” were indeed an all-powerful entity, he/she too has chosen to sit back and let the misery happen, rather than step in and help.
Here endeth today’s combined political/theology lesson.