Reader responses to “Dutch Sheets”
Thanks for publishing the article. I want to be honest with you about it:
It reads and seems more like propaganda than prophecy. America is viewed from a conservative right, using religious language to scare people into becoming more pro-Bush and anti-anything else. Like Bush and the US are the Messiah to the world and without them the earth will fall to pieces.
I personally believe that the US will fall, be destabilized, be destroyed or whatever you want to call it. It is a repetion of history as a nation can be a superpower for only so long. God did not choose America as His chosen people and He did not choose Bush as the Christ. Reading the article made my spirit cringe.
God bless you brother.
Matt, Illinois, USA.
LOL I just wrote a furious screed about this and hit submit. Apparently it’s floating out there somewhere not making it’s destination.
That’s for the better. But for the life of me I don’t understand how this resonates with you. I’d like to hear more about that. Dutch Sheets doesn’t seem to me to be a very nice person, indeed vile.
Christian Nationalism frightens me.
People were stretched on a rack and their bones systematically broken; so God and king commanded.
There was a place in Charleston, the city in which the largest number of Africans were sold into slavery here, called Sugar House. At Sugar House slaves were whipped most cruelly to enforce the police state necessary to police the slave system; because God and government commanded.
The legacy of inhumanity emboldened by visions of God and nations is horrible.
Christians are not alone in these great sins. Ideologies of many stripes have perpetrated ghastly suffering on others.
Does God command it?
Here is my prayer today for the president of the United States:
God hear our plea.
Great power is entrusted to George the president of the United States. His steps may lead us in this nation towards hatred and cruelty or towards love and succor.
Impress upon George your love.
Help him to find strength to lead the the people of the United States to mend what hatred has set asunder.
Enemies and hatred both near and far are claimed in the name of God, casting people against people. Enmity surrounds us and cries from great suffering fill our ears.
Move upon our hearts.
Make us willing to love.
All the law and prophets rest upon the commands to love God and to love others as ourselves.
Forgive us: our offenses are many and our debts too great to pay.
Help us to forgive others.
Help us to love one another as you love us on Earth as in Heaven.
Hear us dear God.
John Powers, PA, USA.
I have a little problem about praying for President Bush – especially in the light that Dutch Sheets portrays him.