EHK for Darwin Posted May 7, 2009 Author Share Posted May 7, 2009 First off, I don't think that anyone actually believes that Obama is the least bit religious (or that he is Christian, anyway). Second, I must not have made the point I was trying to make. It's all about appearances. Whenever the Democratic party takes a stance that is so easy for the Republicans to paint as being Anti-Religion and they don't make a convincing argument that they are not anti-religion it gives the appearance that they are. Take the whole "Under God", "In God We Trust", Christmas pageant, and general zeal for extermination of religious references in all things public and it makes it very easy to paint the "They hate God!" ("They eat babies") picture. Does that make sense?Do you see any elected Democrats pushing for this shit? Advocating it? Coming out on the "anti-religious" side of it? Hell no. This is all invented or exaggerated culture war shit that gets echoed and amplified on talk radio. If that's what you and they mean when they say 'anti-religious', then they don't know what they're talking about.As for the Govt. vs. Private question. If you have a package to send and you really want to be certain that it will get there and get there on time and undamaged. Who do you choose? The USPS or a private company like UPS or FedEx?I've never had trouble with first class or overnight mail. I'm just saying that he isn't very convincing to a lot of people when he says that he is Christian. Again, that's probably mostly due to the spin factor.Neither are 99% of Republicans. Most of them, true believers and otherwise, come off as pandering sycophants. But that doesn't stop Republicans from being praised for their 'pro-god' talking points and Democrats being looked at as suspicious frauds whenever they throw god into too many speeches. I think this is one of those senseless double-standards. Republicans have staked out the monopoly on god and therefore are the only ones who can credibly talk about it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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