If Dialog With Deceased Necessary, Why Didn’t Hillary “Talk” With Great Women Of The Bible? Or, Since She’s A Methodist, John Wesley?
by John Lofton
Right up front I want to make it clear where I stand re: imaginary conversations with dead people: I’m against it! Bad idea. But, but, if Hillary just had to talk, imaginatively, to a dead person, a woman, to get a female perspective and if she is a Christian (Methodist) as she says — then why not “talk” with some of the great women of the Bible?
Why not start with Mary, the mother of Jesus? Or “talk” with Deborah, a judge/prophetess/military leader? Or the mother of Samson? Or Naomi, the mother of Ruth? Or “talk” with Ruth, a truly Godly woman whose firm decision — “Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God” — brought her a rich reward. She became an ancestor of David and Jesus.
Or “talk” with Hannah, whose name means “gracious,” a woman who vowed that if she had a son, she would devote him to serving the Lord. The Lord answered her prayers and gave her a son, the prophet Samuel. Or “talk” to Miriam — maybe about abortion and “unwanted” children — since Miriam was probably the sister who watched over the infant Moses in the ark of bulrushes.
Or “talk” to Elisabeth (whose name means “God is my oath”), the mother of John the Baptist, the man our Lord says was the greatest human being born of the flesh. Or Anna, who recognized, in the Temple, that Jesus was, indeed, the long-awaited Messiah. Or “talk” with the Shunan woman who befriended the prophet Elisha. Or “talk” with Vashti, a queen who was banished from court for refusing the king’s command to exhibit herself during a period of drunken feasting.
Why not “talk” with Dorcas, a devoutly Christian woman from Joppa who was known for being friends with and helping the poor? Or with Lydia, a prosperous businesswoman who was converted to Christianity after hearing St. Paul preach and then used her work to help further God’s Kingdom. Or with Priscilla, the wife of Aquila and a zealous advocate of Christianity. Or with Phoebe, a loyal servant of the church in Cenchrea, the eastern port of Corinth, a woman St. Paul said was “a helper of many and of myself also.” Or with Julia, a Christian woman in Rome to whom St. Paul sent greetings. Or with Eunice, grandmother of Timothy.
Finally, since she says she’s a Methodist, why didn’t Hillary “talk” to John Wesley, who had a lot of Biblical. One of his sermons is titled “On The Education Of Children”:
But, Eleanor Roosevelt?! With all the aforementioned possibilities, and more, Hillary Clinton chooses, as an imaginary adviser, Eleanor Roosevelt?!