It’s not really a liberal quote per se…but the underlying psychology is what creates a lot of liberal political belief.
I saw this picture make the rounds on facebook the other day.
It seems like a hopeful statement of compassion and thankfulness. So what’s the problem?
“Much more than I deserve.” That’s my problem. The idea that you are unworthy. The Bible states we are made in God’s image. The Bhagavad-Gita states that the soul is unchangeable and a piece of God himself (Chapter II verses 24-30). And of course in the second part of A Course in Miracles among the many lessons there are these three that you are supposed to learn and believe because they are true “I am blessed as a Son of God.” “I am the light of the world.” “I am entitled to miracles.” And of course there is that Marianne Williamson quote I overuse.
The long and short of it is that you are divine in your nature. You deserve enlightenment, eternal happiness, and all blessings. What could possibly count as “more than I deserve” after that?
But so many people believe they are not worthy of that Happiness which they are…and thus they prevent themselves from experiencing the blessing. God is infinite love and does not hold back on his blessing which are infinite. The only limiting factor is what you choose to take for yourself.
And thus what seems like an uplifting statement is actually bordering on evil in that it reaffirms the lie that your are not worth what you have, that you are corrupt and given more than you deserve, that you fall short of what you have earned. Not in the least.
(And it is this lie that you are guilty and inferior that liberals use to make you think that you have some obligation and duty to sacrifice your happiness for the whole.)
Try this instead “Thank you God, for helping me realize I deserve infinite Happiness.”