Saturday, October 11, 2008

The persistence of the 20th century(and before)!

One of the things I most like about my man Barack is that he is thoroughly a 21st century leader IN the 21st century. He's thoroughly a man of his times, one of the best of his generation. Conversely, one of the things that bugs me about their man Johnny Mac is that he is so...well, 20th century. He barely knows how to use a computer. He thinks military power is the be-all and end-all. Insofar as he thinks about religion, it's Christianity uber alles...I could go on and on. And speaking of religion and the 20th century and their friends and religious people ye shall know them. This is what the Grace Evangelical Church minister Arnold Conrad said in introducing John McCain at a rally in Iowa today:

"I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons...and Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they're going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day."

That's just great...we are more diverse, more ecumenical with each passing day, and this minister dismisses all faiths except Christianity and makes this election a referendum on the God inhabiting a Christian universe.

That's SOOOOO last century, just one manifestation among many in the McCain campaign.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, calling on one god to triumph over other gods -- sounds very ... Trojan War to me.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

The Buddhists think their God is bigger than the Christian God? Where do they find this people? We need to send them the summary version of the Cliff Notes to Buddhism for Idiots.

1:41 AM  

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