“Lord” Christopher Monckton, a man who wouldn’t recognize the truth if it crawled up his pantleg, perched on his ass and yodeled Rocky Top, has decided that President Obama and the “hard left” are “of the devil.” Yes, he seriously makes that claim.
The devil, in the traditional theology of the Christian Church, is a fallen angel: the very personification and embodiment of evil. Perhaps the most frequent of the many descriptions of the devil is that he is the father of lies.
Most references to the devil in the Bible mention deceit as his hallmark. John 8:44, for instance, describes the devil thus: “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
One who is “of the devil,” therefore, is one who is by nature and habit deceitful, because there is no truth in him.
Now, it has become apparent that the global totalitarian hard left, led by Mr. Obama, no longer make any pretense of speaking the truth about any of its favorite political topics.
Two of these topics are currently in the news: so-called “gay” so-called “marriage,” for which the once-Christian people of Ireland have recently and shamefully voted, and so-called “catastrophic” so-called “manmade” so-called “global” so-called “warming,” about which Mr. Obama last week preached a whining, heavily touted and in every material respect deceitful commencement sermon to Coast Guard cadets.
Even the names of these two topics are lies. There is nothing in the least bit merry about homosexuality, and marriage is by definition the union of a man and a woman, not of two of one or two of the other.
He actually made that argument. In public. With a straight face. In a rational society, that would result in people pointing and laughing at him everywhere he went for the rest of his life. We do not, sadly, live in such a society.