Cruz Really Hopes God Put Him in His Position

The 700 Club did a fawning profile of Ted Cruz last week in which Cruz talked about how Christians were supposed to be “watchmen on the wall” to keep society on the Christian path and that God was raising up people to fill that role. And he really hopes and prays that he was one of them.

Cruz: We’re to be watchmen on the wall. And I believe that there are pastors, there are leaders in the faith community all across this country who were placed in the positions of leadership that they are in today, just like Esther, for such a time as this. That is my hope, that we will energize and mobilize courageous conservatives all over this country, to pull this country back.

CBN: Do you believe you were put in this position for such a time as this as well?

Cruz: I hope and pray that I was. And I can tell you that I feel privileged at an incredible level to have the opportunity to be in the arena.

Here’s my question: How does one tell whether God put them in their position to save the country? How would Cruz himself discern whether that’s true or whether he’s just being ambitious? How does anyone tell? There are at least four Republican presidential nominees in 2012 who claimed that God had told them to run for president. None of them came close to winning the nomination. Yet all four of them would no doubt continue to believe that (or continue to say it; I’m assuming, for the purposes of this post, that they actually believe what they’re saying) to be true. Scott Lively said God told him to run for governor of Massachusetts and he got so few votes they could barely be counted, but he still thinks that God put him there and that he accomplished something. Seems to me there’s no way to falsify this claim at all. No matter what happens, they’ll just keep saying it.

Also, you need to watch the video of this to hear how Cruz affects this breathy, dramatic way of speaking that is usually heard from really bad preachers — or really bad actors.

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  • Chiroptera

    “We’re to be watchmen on the wall.”

    Yelling at the silly English cniggits.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Actually, there’s no way to tell whether they were fingered by God or by the Great Deceiver [1]. Although having a long list step forward as “the Chosen” rather fits the Christian model of the latter more than the former.

    [1] AKA ego. Or maybe cheap liquor. Or …

  • lofgren

    “I hope and pray that I am God’s chosen” is at least a marginally better attitude than “Yes, I am absolutely God’s chosen.”

  • D. C. Sessions

    Chiroptera, I have a hard time seeing any of them saying anything so sensible as “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

  • wreck

    Maybe Dog put him in this position just to give the rest of something to laugh at.

  • Trebuchet

    “Watchman on the Walls” is apparently a virulent homophobe organization run by extremist bigot Scott Lively.

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Scott_Lively

  • daved

    Cruz is at least giving SNL’s Bobby Moynihan a big, fat target (highly enjoyable cold open on SNL this past Saturday). So maybe God loves Bobby Moynihan.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    We’re to be watchmen on the wall. And I believe that there are pastors, there are leaders in the faith community all across this country who were placed in the positions of leadership that they are in today, just like Esther, for such a time as this. That is my hope, that we will energize and mobilize courageous conservatives all over this country, to pull this country back.

    It’s like you people have never read the Book of Esther. It’s all about standing up for the right for The Gays to have no rights, slut-shaming, punching random countries in the face, and ensuring the working poor don’t have healthcare insurance.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    I believe we can make Ted Cruz a watchman on the wall. And from what I know about the Game of Thrones the wall is some where in northern Canada.

  • lorn

    Watchmen on the wall? They look like barbarians at the gate to me.

  • busterggi

    If only Ted Cruz was an Alan Moore creation.

  • scienceavenger

    Sounds like he went to The William Shatner School…

    … for Protracted

    … Pointless

    … Pauses.

  • Michael Heath

    Ted Cruz remains one of the most demonstrably incapable people I’ve encountered in politics.

  • moarscienceplz

    Yelling at the silly English cniggits.

    Actually, I thought of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, but that reference works too.

  • moarscienceplz

    Here’s my question: How does one tell whether God put them in their position to save the country? How would Cruz himself discern whether that’s true or whether he’s just being ambitious?

    Silly Ed. God’s holy warriors can’t be bother with things like self-doubt!

  • eric13

    “…watchmen on the wall…”

    Who knew that Cruz joined the Night’s Watch? If we’re lucky maybe the wildlings or the white walkers will get him.

  • jufulu

    D. C. Sessions says:

    Actually, there’s no way to tell whether they were fingered by God or by the Great Deceiver [1].

    Well at least we can be thankful that they only fingering them, look at all the problems that God caused when he went all the way with Mary.

  • felidae

    I had to clean the oily slime off my monitor after watching Teddy

  • grumpyoldfart

    The sad thing is not that American politicians talk like Christian preachers. The sad thing is that American people prefer politicians who talk like Christian preachers – and rarely vote for anyone who doesn’t talk that way.