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View Diary: Deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy says God told him to fight a 'civil war' against federal government (156 comments)

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  •  It's reasonably easy to distinguish a loon... (6+ / 0-)

    ... from someone who has heard the voice of God.  God tells people to do something they don't want to do, something that is not in their short term best interest, something that forces them to change their life.  Think of the Biblical examples: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Paul...  these are all people that were directed out of their comfort zone to do extraordinary things.  Saul chased down and reported Christians to the Pharisees... by listening to God Paul became a leader of the Christian church.  Quite a turnaround.

    God speaking to Bundy would be quite out of character for God, really.  If old Cliven came out and said God had told him to lead the fight to give the land back to the native Americans, then I might believe that God is speaking to him.  Otherwise, he is either a liar, a hypocrite, or delusional.

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