Mike Johnson: God Chose Me To Be America's "Moses" - Joe.My.God.

“I’ll tell you a secret, since media is not here. Thank you for not allowing the media in. Look, I’m a Southern Baptist, I don’t wanna get too spooky on you, But, you know, the Lord speaks to your heart.

“The Lord began to wake me up, through this three-week process, in the middle of night to speak to me. The Lord impressed upon my heart a few weeks before this happened that something was going to occur.

“And the Lord very specifically told me in my prayers to prepare, but to wait. At the time, I assumed the Lord was going to choose a new Moses and thank you, Lord, you’re going to allow me to be Aaron to Moses.

“I had this sense that we were going to come to a Red Sea moment in our Republican conference and in the county at large. God had been speaking to me about this, and the Lord told me very clearly to prepare and be ready.

“Ultimately 13 people ran for the post. And the Lord kept telling me to, ‘Wait, wait, wait.’ So I waited, I waited. And then at the end the Lord said, ‘Now step forward.’

“Me? I’m supposed to be Aaron. ‘No,’ the Lord said, ‘Step forward.’” – Mike Johnson, speaking last night to the far-right National Association of Christian Lawmakers.

This man is a true believer. True believers do not compromise anything that goes against what they believe their religion tells them. This man is far more dangerous than Donald Trump, who is simply a grifter and was in it for himself. This guy thinks the gods have ordained him. Anybody who stands against him is going against God, in his own mind.

Son_of_dad,

These people literally listen to the voice in their brain, the one we all have, and tell themselves it’s god.

I grew up as a southern Baptist. I suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse the entire time I was there as a child. Getting out was like escaping a cult. Southern Baptists are abusive, extremist psychos.

Uniquitous,

I question your use of the word “like” there. It absolutely was escaping a cult, and I’m glad you made it out.

UnculturedSwine, (edited )

Sounds like it was a cult. I escaped from the Mormon Church once upon a time and for a long time I didn’t really see that church as a cult until I examined it using Steven Hassan’s BITE model. I also started relating to a lot of experiences from former cult members like this guy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldTMLhTMZAc

gregorum,

In a more rational time, he’d be diagnosed with delusional psychosis and locked in a mental asylum. Today, he speaker of the House of Representatives.

qwertyqwertyqwerty,

He’s definitely a delusional psycho, but it turns out that isn’t a dealbreaker for today’s Republican party.

kamenlady,
@kamenlady@lemmy.world avatar

It seems more and more like a requirement.

Riccosuave,
@Riccosuave@lemmy.world avatar

“When you talk to god, that’s prayer. When god talks to you that’s schizophrenia.”

oehm,

I just watched this episode of House

Laughbone,

Was literally thinking can we get a psyche eval on this guy

macrocephalic,

If there wasn’t one done on Trump then what hope is there?

UnculturedSwine,

It can also be bipolar with hallucinations and a number of other things but I get your point.

bobs_monkey,

Hate to break it You ya bud, but god didn’t choose you. A bunch of corrupt cronies picked you to be their leader and scapegoat in an attempt to turn America into a theocratic dictatorship.

eltrain123,

Their 14th choice…

slurpeesoforion,

That nobody really liked but couldn’t find enough reason to say no.

givesomefucks,

And now they’re all retiring lol…

It’s very possible Republicans lose their majority they attrition, I think they’re already down to 1 maybe 2?

There’s no way in (completely imaginary) hell that this dude will be able to get literally every Republican in the House to agree to anything.

bobs_monkey,

It certainly seems the tide is beginning to shift away from their insanity, but it’s still an uphill battle. There do seem to be at least a couple sensible conservatives that balk at the extreme rhetoric, but it’s hard to pin sometimes. Hopefully dems maintain the white house in 24, and then maybe we’ll see things start to move in a more sane direction on the conservative end. I’m not a huge fan of Biden by any means, but whatever it takes to keep Trump out of there.

givesomefucks,

Hopefully dems maintain the white house in 24

I honestly don’t know if Biden can do it…

Especially since he’s now running around saying he’s only running because trump is, but that he thinks “at least 50” other Dems could beat trump.

Dude is too fucking old and unpopular, there’s no reason for him to be the candidate again. Especially when he’s flat out telling people the only reason he’s running is to beat trump, but others could beat him as well.

Just get out of the way and let someone who isn’t 20 years past retirement age get a shot.

They just refuse to admit their time is over.

a_wild_mimic_appears,

This is why my personal opinion about religion is the same as my opinion about paranoid schizophrenia, the only difference being that religion is a trained behaviour. Fuck all parents who willingly expose children to brainwashing.

coffeebiscuit,

Those who believe tend to fight harder for a lie.

Octavio,

Cool how about you and all your followers go wander around in the desert for 40 years.

VintageTech,

Soo… how can we advise his constituents to question his leadership? If someone like that represented the state I lived in I would be spending every waking moment letting them know I do not approve.

FReddit,

Fuck this imbecile.

This moron probably believes in Santa in addition to sky daddy. Complete waste of skin.

AutistoMephisto,

Barry fucking Goldwater knew these kinds of people were trying to take over his party, and he for sure wasn’t a Democrat.

“Frankly these people frighten me. Politics demands compromise. These people believe they’re acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried dealing with them.”.

Treczoks,

I wonder if the stuff he obviously smoked is legal anywhere…

AnAngryAlpaca,

Maybe it’s just a carbon monoxide leak in his house that makes him hear and see ghosts …

Treczoks,

Such a leak would need a brain to be affected. Which does not seem to be a thing with him…

Sway_Chameleon,
@Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world avatar

Never attribute to drugs that which be simply explained by stupidity.

SwingingTheLamp,

Random question: How come God always agrees with these loons in whatever kooky-ass shit they pray to Him about? Why does he never respond, “Lol, no, that’s dumb.”?

Zink,

Because their religion only serves to validate their shitty ideas that they already had.

RoosterBoy,

Because the people who think God told them “naw fam” usually don’t follow through with their insane ideas.

steveman_ha,

The ol selection bias, good call

Furbag,

Take the religious pretext away from this statement and you have textbook mental illness. Dude is on stage in front of all of our elected representatives saying he’s listening to the voices inside his head and they are guiding his actions.

Simulation6,

Even with the religious context it’s crazy talk.

ohlaph,

And this is what insanity.

anon_8675309,

I grew up in a southern Baptist home and it amazes me how this script is always used to justify a change. Almost verbatim, all my life I’ve heard this same script. God spoke in a prayer. God said big plans. God said wait and prepare. God said go.

ohlaph,

Dude, it’s their go to for anything.

PersnickityPenguin,

If it works, don’t change the playbook.

Birdie,

And have you noticed how whatever God told them is almost always for their own personal benefit? It’s almost never to give away or sell everything they own and distribute it to the poor.

It’s almost like they are thinking these things up all on their own, lol.

anon_8675309,

Exactly

TechyDad,
@TechyDad@lemmy.world avatar

No, Johnson! You get Jesus. You don’t get to take Moses also! We Jews had him first. Go talk about how god told you to be like Jesus instead.

Then again, if you really want to be like Moses, gather the conservatives together and go wander in the desert for 40 years so that the rest of us can run this country without your interference. (Yes, the Moses allegory fell apart at the end, but conservatives in America aren’t like Israelite slaves in ancient Egypt.)

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