Hm. I never thought about it that way
Relatedly, here’s a little piece (Buzzfeed, so your mileage may vary) on what it took for people who once supported the Cult Leader to finally say, “I can’t take it any more!” and reject him.
I’m always glad to see a sinner repent and welcome anybody who turns away from this monstrous Freak Show. But I do have to wonder at some of these people and ask, “Seriously? That’s where you drew the line?”
It’s like an essay I read years ago by (I think) Orson Scott Card pointing out that, as “redemption stories” go, Star Wars is, ‘ow you say?, less than inspiring. A genocidal monster guilty of annihilating worlds finally feels a glimmer of compassion for his own flesh and blood son who is being tortured before his very eyes and does the absolute bare minimum any normal human would do for his child? That’s the big act of repentance? Mkay.
Not that I think God turns up his nose at such minimal acts. God will take the slightest movement of the soul in the right direction.
But still, not exactly Paul on the Damascus Road.
Anyway, glad to see some of the Cult are rejecting this vile crook and incompetent at last. Too bad it took a torrent of malignancy to slap them awake. Hope they vote in November and defeat this noisome, festering sinkhole of lies and corruption. Do your stuff, penitents!
Are you better off now than you were four years ago? – Ronald Reagan