There is an intended double meaning in the phrase “post-everything”: the present day comes after many previous days, but it is also a day in which to post anything and everything on the walls of a social networking cyber- circus. To discuss and engage in conversations online may be comparable to walking a tightrope. What does God think of this cyber-circus? What does He see from His lofty eternal perspective? Do His thoughts coincide more with conservative, liberal, or libertarian viewpoints? Or are His thoughts, which are not our thoughts, simply above and beyond politics? What is His political philosophy?
From my biased and mortal perspective, probing the mind of God should come prior to walking the tightrope. But even before probing the mind of God, would it be possible to have a glimpse into the heart of God?
There was once a man who spoke the truth with such great power and authority that rivers of waters were turned out of their course. This same man received a glimpse into the heart of God and wondered how God could weep and the heavens shed forth their tears as the rain upon the mountains. God commanded mankind, the workmanship of His hands, to love one another, and to choose Him, their Father, but people were without affection, full of hatred, wicked and miserable. Therefore He, God, wept. Upon receiving this glimpse into the heart of God, this man’s heart swelled with such love, compassion and yearning that all eternity shook. This man refused to be comforted. He had bitterness of soul, and, like God himself, he wept. But did he know God’s political philosophy?
These men and others have glimpsed the heart of God and probed the mind of God. But did they know God’s political philosophy?
There is much more to be done by way of generous glimpses and persistent probing, but the noise of internet voices can be loud and cacophonous. In order to traverse the tightrope of the cyber-circus, metaphorically speaking, one inevitably meets mules, dodges donkeys, encounters elephants, and confronts clowns. Ideas shoot forth from ideological canons while intellectual lion-tamers crack the proverbial whip. And many are left wondering: What is God’s political philosophy?
What is God’s political philosophy? Evidently, God’s political philosophy is monarchical. Imagine that.