Monday, February 06, 2012
Not Our Place
Public Policy Polling (PPP) released the results of their poll on Tuesday in which 928 Americans were asked questions like, “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?” and “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its handling of natural disasters?”That a secular institution like a polling company would run the poll is not surprising. That the sometimes aggressively anti-religion MSM (Daily Beast belongs to Newsweek.) would promote such polling is equally unsurprising. That a "Christian" outlet would carry the piece, even as light feature fare boggles.
Fifty two percent of Americans were recorded as approving of God’s performance, nine percent disapprove, and 40 percent said they weren’t sure. This, according to the PPP, makes “God as popular as (Rupert) Murdoch is unpopular.”
According to the Daily Caller, Michael Sadowsky, who came up with the questions, said the PPP includes “silly” questions for fun sometimes.
“I felt an approval rating for God would be an interesting silly question as polls on God almost always ask what one’s beliefs are, not how good a job the deity in question is doing,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Caller.
Can any serious Christian possible think God cares if we approve of Him? Should a serious Christian even wonder about the question, or should they in fact get submitting? In fact, I think this may be part of defining the difference between a serious and a drive-by Christian.
It is just not our place to approve or disapprove of God - it is our place wo submit to Him.