A German high court just ruled that the 1.4 million servants of the Lord in Germany may indeed go on strike, if the spirit moves them. How many legions are doing God’s work in America we can only guess, given that 80% of Americans are said to pledge allegiance to some religion; that probably requires a lot of service personnel.
Now, at the same time it has been announced that the Catholic Church just excommunicated one of their priests (with the oddly contradictory name of Roy Bourgeois) for having ordained women. You got to have that there thang between your legs to be of service.
Even more exciting, the Church of England just ruled that women cannot become bishops, although here they can become priests. This is all the more intriguing as the head of the Church of England and of the bishops is a woman, the Queen (and no, this is not a slanderous word for one of the male bishops).
What all this can make us wonder is how we can have assured access to the deity. Obviously, the current servants of the Lord know that a woman will not have the same access to his Highness as a man. Yes, God is a sexist: get over it. But far worse is now on the agenda: all servants of the gods may refuse to grant us access by going on strike!
Since the Lord provides for his own and answers all their prayers, including winning elections, exactly who is the target of these strikes? When factory workers used to be allowed to strike, they were striking against the boss. When servants of God strike they therefore must not be satisfied by what He has given them, in answer to their prayers.
In the meantime, the lay persons have to do without.. without what?
No wonder America has opted for as much union-busting as possible! Not only do unions finance the wrong political party and advocate for equal rights for women, they may actually shut down religious wars like our most recent favorite, the holy bloodshed now blossoming in Gaza.
If all religious servants went on strike, would there be eternal peace?