Do You Agree With God?

Then you must vote against President Obama. At least that’s the message of this anti-Obama ad opposing gay equality. Somebody is spending one million dollars on this.


By the logic of this ad, God is essentially on the ballot and He needs your vote–your agreement with His side. God said. We agree. What a drag for God that He must grovel in this way to the voter. It was so much easier when God just declared through a chief priest who would be king and forced compliance.

I can imagine a future “God said” ad in which the script goes something like this:

God said kingship is a covenant between one man and one God. We agree. On election day, vote with those who want what God wants: the return of the divine right of kings and the end of all future elections. Join Him in instituting His values. Surely, you would never vote against what God wants, would you? And He’s not an American citizen, so He can’t vote. He needs you to vote for Him. Use your vote to get His will done, won’t you? There are others who will be voting for His side. Join them. God thanks you.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to Do You Agree With God?

  1. atheistslut says:

    “God said: if you rape a woman, you must pay her father a dowry and then marry her. Because that is the honorable thing.”

    And what is up with those voice actors? They sound like droids.

    • Santi Tafarella says:

      That’s a brilliant trope. What would other biblical commands sound like attached to this ad? “God said shrimp must not be eaten. We agree. . . .”


  2. Anonymous says:

    Who wouldn’t want to do the will of God? Look at the sterling humanitarian job the old coot has done in the Middle East these six or eight thousand years past. It’s just awesome.

    • Santi Tafarella says:

      Yes, for a divine being, what’s the scarcity issue about?

      If God had made the world twice as big as He did, then the Middle East would be twice as large and everybody could have land and space and stay away from each other.

      Why didn’t He do that?


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