the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues:
No satire could exist were it not founded in part in the reality of the times, the condition of the minds of the people in which that satire is written. Most who have ever found themselves here know my views on this. Especially if reading the latest things published in the past few days.
There is more truth in the following than folks want to admit. Let’s hope the real truth is more professed Christians finally do repent, turn from their sin, from their placing American politics and the American political system over their trust in God, which has been evidenced no matter how much they may protest otherwise. By their words, by their fruit, they are known.
Yes, Christian, time to consider placing your trust in God again rather than an election, a Republican candidate, or any office or agency of man or America. Turn to the Holy Bible rather than the U.S. Constitution. Turn to God rather than Donald Trump, the nightly news, or your favored politician wherever you may reside.
Remember — the following is satire, but more ringing truth in it than some of the so-called factual words written over the past years by professed Christian writers and speakers nationally known.
Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Satire from The Babylon Bee, But You Ought to Know What Is Said About Satire; Disappointed Christian Republicans Briefly Consider Placing Trust In God Again
November 9, 2022
Reprinted from The Babylon Bee
SPRINGFIELD, MO — This week, Christian Republicans expressed disappointment when the expected Red Wave™ was downgraded to a “red trickle.” Widespread reports indicated that their frustration with the election results was acute enough to nearly convince them to place their trust in God once again rather than elected representatives.
“After months of putting their trust in human leaders for protection, some Christians are suggesting we all start trusting the creator of the universe for the future,” said political analyst Robert Austinson to reporters via a Facebook live stream while refreshing his feed of post-election Christian commentators. “I’m not really sure that’s a good strategy after God’s inability to get our preferred candidates elected in these midterms.”
Some in the Christian community have responded to the election results by saying things like: “the King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord”, “Christ will build his church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”, and “do not put your trust in princes, in a son of man in whom there is no salvation – instead put your trust in the Lord.” Political consultants, however, insist these claims are “dubious at best.”
At publishing time, Christians had been veering dangerously close to trusting in God before suddenly remembering there was a shiny new election in 2024 to chase.