Q: "What is truth?"
Pontius Pilate circa 33CE
A: "Truth isn't truth."
Rudy Guiliani 2018
There is not much solace in being an atheist, however, there are a few perks. I do have Sundays to myself, and occasionally I have the guilty pleasure of watching religious people tie themselves into pretty little hypocritical knots justifying that which is clearly condemned by their own religion.
In the case of the Evangelicals and Trump, I have been afforded a feature-length comedy instead of the occasional random snicker. Interviews with these people reveal that they personally loathe the type of person Trump is.......but.......he IS giving them the conservative judges they so eagerly crave. The thing is, in order to get this thing they want, they have to be willing to align themselves with someone who they themselves admit is not a good person despite:
Proverbs 4:14 "Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men."
No steward of the Earth, Trump keeps rolling back environmental regulations at the very peril of the planet, and yet they seem OK with that despite:
Revelation 11:18 “The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
They have to look the other way when he enacts legislation that separates families and causes people to suffer, and yet:
Mark 12:31 "The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
And the very act of getting what one wants by corrupt means is pretty clearly denounced here:
Matthew 16:26 "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?"
"But for Neil Gorsuch?"
So, what about Pilate's question? "What is truth?" Maybe today it's just whatever "alternate fact" that gets you what you want? ( Evangelicals, I'm sure your god will be OK with that. Your bible has plenty of alternative facts as well. Gee, you really ARE made in his image, huh? )
“You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving — Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that,”
Kellyanne Conway 2017