Friday, October 07, 2005

Right to office?

I just read an article at Buridan's Ass which described the basic elements of the Religious Right pretty well. Then he made a statement that struck a cord with me:
What I find extremely odd and troubling is that we would not tolerate for a second a Muslim Fundamentalist as a public official in this country, but we openly embrace and welcome Christian evangelicals and fundamentalists who fit the above profile to act as our public officials and govern us.
Damn straight! I've never seen much difference between Fundementalist Christians and Fundamentalist Muslims. And dont say that Muslims kill more people, or that their attacks are unprovoked, because a Muslim would tell you the same thing about Christians, and neither of us are there to see for ourselves. And dont bring up 9-11. In terms of unprovoked attack and body count, Christians win that round also.
Buridan's arguement is that Fundamentalists (of whatever stripe) should not be put into office, because they place their religious beliefs ahead of the interests of the people they supposedly serve. Religious beliefs are fine, until they get in the way of doing the job you were hired to do. If you were hired to make tennis shoes, but made sandals instead because that's what God calls you to do, you'd quickly lose your job. Yet we have a President who was hired to administer the Country, and yet has squandered our assets on a jihad half-way around the world, placing us in more danger from our own internal problems than were ever represented by any Muslim jihad.


United We Lay said...

Excellent post. I read a thing on about Christina Fundamentalists that was pretty funny.

Our political leaders have always had a relationship with God, but I don't think any of them have made it as visable as this President. His nominees share his religious views as well as his political views.

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