To The Daily Sun,
It seems that some people, including regular writers to The Sun, are alleging or implying that God himself favors Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Some have even been so presumptuous as to say God told them this personally!
One of these writers has the title of bishop. This writer comes from a "Low Church" Episcopal (Anglican) background and was baptized, confirmed, went to Sunday school, served as a choir member, served as an acolyte, belonged to the youth group (St. George's Dragons!), dated the priest's daughter in high school, belonged to the Canterbury Club in college, can still recite much of the beautiful liturgy in the 1928 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and even thought about the priesthood himself at one point. So, he is always very careful whenever he questions the superior wisdom and authority of a bishop! It is probably that Apostolic succession thing.
But, this writer has always been fascinated by theological questions and so he cannot help but humbly ask a few questions: which deity told you guys this? Was it a god or a goddess? And how did he or she impart this information to you? Was it a voice in a burning bush? Was it in a dream? Did he or she appear corporeally? What did he or she look like? Were you possibly taking some sort of ritual substance when this happened? Or, like Balaam in the Biblical story, did God tell you this through the mouth of a jackass?
E. Scott Cracraft
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