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Cristina Kirchner as Theologist-in-Chief

July 3rd, 2012 | Categoría: Politics

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Argentine President Cristina Kirchner is better known for her politics than for her musings on theology. But she broke with custom Tuesday and offered some thoughts on the latter.

“I am absolutely sure that God loves everyone. Because of that, if there’s life, it’s because God wants there to be life. If things happen, it’s because God wants those things to happen. And God blesses all of us. He doesn’t just bless those who think one way. He blesses even those who don’t pray to him and he also blesses those who curse him. Because of that, he’s God and because of that we continue believing in him and because of that we continue having the strength to move forward as Argentines.”

Of course, if Kirchner is correct, then her political opponents, as well as the journalists she often criticizes, are simply behaving the way God wants them to behave. But if that’s the case, how can they be blamed for simply acting in accordance with God’s will?

Labor union boss Hugo Moyano led a national strike last week, against the government — because God wanted him to do it? Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri rejects Kirchner’s plans to turn the subway system over to his district — because God wants him to do so?

Taking it to the extreme, could we explain the actions of Hitler, Mao and Stalin the same way?

What about other things happening around the world? Kirchner has said “the world is falling on top of us” in reference to global economic and financial problems. But these too, in this theological worldview, are happening because God wants them to happen.

The theistic preordination of affairs — and what some would call its atheistic counterpart, mechanistic determinism — have long stirred debate among philosophers of religion. If events are determined in advance, either by the mind of God or by the physical nature of the universe, then we must grapple with numerous logical questions, not the least of which is the famous problem of free will. How can we have it if we’re simply doing what God wants us to do? At what point do our own wants and desires enter into the equation, if at all?

Kirchner didn’t delve into any of this on Tuesday and it seems unlikely she will in the future. But who knows. Her speeches are unpredictable. Perhaps God wants it that way.

You can watch her make the comments above, starting at minute 13:00.

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11 Comments

annonymous says:

Flippant behavior.
Still in command.
And in full charge-
We the people , still eating the wrong pretzels

God love her and guide her. Also please reveal this holy mystery through divine revelation because everyone is having a very hard time figuring out what she is trying to do in Argentina.

LizNo Gravatar says:

She’s right.
“For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

But she shouldn’t forget:
“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” Proverbs 21:1
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.” Romans 13:1-7
She better get her act together.

John Gargan says:

She talks some bollucks sometimes eh! :) makes me laugh LoL

LizNo Gravatar says:

Last one:
God’s instruction to Israel’s kings: “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.” Deuteronomy 17:18-20
She would do well to at least look at the Bible and try to figure out what it says.

I”ve tried to follow up on what I was taught early in my Life….do not argue or proceed to consider any discussion on Religion….you”ll never come to any solution or conclusion.
Look whats going on right now…church scandals….constant killling in Iraq…Syria’s clashes…and so on and on…..forget it!

CNo Gravatar says:

Sounds vaguely like something my 5 year old said once .. upon discovering she could blame God for things she got caught doing.

MambruNo Gravatar says:

” cuique porco sanctum martinum sui advenit”
que en latin quiere decir
” A CADA CHANCHO LE LLEGA SU SAN MARTIN”

MaxasecasNo Gravatar says:

The behaviour of this woman, in my opinion, fits the clinical description of a psychopatic personality with such accuracy it’s frightening. Her public persona is just a façade, and it’s evident because she does not exhibit any emotional connection with it, and shows extreme disgust and suprise when anyone tries to interact with her in a way that contradicts her roleplaying (two press conferences in 6 years!!!). It’s pretty obvious that we, the citizens, are in her head no more than pets.

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JoseNo Gravatar says:

I don´t understand that cultuvated people as the argentinian voting this lady. But I do not have to understand all the things happening in the world.

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