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God’s Approval Rating Sags

How will Jewish voters respond?

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19th-centuiry German woodcut depicting God.(Wikipedia)

A Democratic polling outfit released the results of a mostly political U.S. poll earlier this month, and there is some bad news for a certain someone. Or, rather, a certain Someone. “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?” the poll asked. Approve: 52 percent. Disapprove: nine percent. Not sure: 40 percent. The sample group (margin of error: +/- 3.2 percent) also gave 50 percent approval for its (God’s) handling of natural disasters, 56 percent for its handling of animals, and a higher 71 percent approval rating for its creation of the universe.

But these questions are secondary. What really matters is: Where does the Jewish vote, a traditional bellwether and strong supporter of it, stand? And where will it stand in November 2012? Certainly God will be in big trouble if only 52 percent of Jews end up backing it. “Its policies on Israel, America’s Jewish community, and not permitting Moses to enter the Promised Land have endangered God’s standing with the all-important Jewish constituency,” said one group. “Off-year approval ratings are no measure for what will happen on Election Day,” said the other group. “Once American Jews are aware of the concrete alternative to it, they will respond with their usual robust support.”

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Only 52% of Americans Approve of God’s Job Performance [Atlantic Wire]

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Steve Stein says:

“In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”

– Douglas Adams “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”

JCarpenter says:

Wow—an approval rating for God. That takes some chutzpah. I’ll stick with the wisdom of Job 38-41: “where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth . . . ” etc. for four chapters. Isn’t it also said that if God lived on earth, people would break his windows?

I’d like to see God’s approval rating of humans.

tensai13 says:

“God’s approval rating sags.” Did IQ’s just rise sharply while I was away? – God.

lana says:

“God’s approval rating”…. I am a strick monotheist, but there is so many perseptions about “God” even among monotheists, so if we are talking about the “God of isreal”, then low approval from me, when it comes to the occupation and the check points and the refugee camps and the wall of separation and the treatment of the palastinians people…SO i hope and pray that he will not sleep at the switch and will do a better job at uniting those two group, arabs and jews who in facts are related…Peace

Dennis says:

I have to agree wholeheartedly with Neal Ross Attinson. I for one, would be fearful of God’s rating. That is the problem with society today. Many feel they are God and when compared with themselves, they do okay. When there is a specific standard and level of expectations that are set by God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, then the comparison begins to be rather bad. Compared to God, I am a human, which means that I am flawed, I make mistakes, and I don’t have all of the answers. Of course people love to compare themselves to other people which is like measuring a mile by guessing according to how many steps you taken. FYI, my steps are probably a bit smaller.



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