Governor Palin has gone on the attack after Democratic candidate Barack Obama, including Obama’s association with Reverend Wright. In a recent interview, Palin had this to say about the Reverend Wright:
“To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”
Um . . . has everyone seen this video?
Reverend Wright is definitely an issue for Obama, but compared to this guy, Wright should be President! Actually, apparently anybody can be VP and President these days, so I’m not sure if that analogy works. According to Palin’s “pastor,” apparently God controls everything, God will help Palin win, and God will get rid of the witches? Last I checked, separation of church and state was a fundamental component to American democracy — damn, even the Founders wanted to prevent governance on the basis of religion. If you want to get to the meat of the witchcraft, fast forward to about 7:00.
One of the greatest misconceptions of the “liberal elite” and/or the agnostic and/or atheists in the world is that they have no morals — that they have no respect for religion. I am not religious. But I understand the value of religion. I understand the draw of it and the benefits it provides to an orderly society. However, religion is often the source of the most violent conflicts in the history of this world (there I go again, talking about the past!). I believe one of the most valuable tenets of all strains of religion is not just tolerance, but respect for each other. So Palin — do a little more than “tolerate” gay people — listen to your witch doctor.
I digress. I do, however, find it incredibly difficult to believe that a single religion — out of the thousands of different religions in the world — is the one and only truth. And by extension, that if you do not ascribe to that one single religion, you are wrong in the eyes of God, Jesus, Allah, or whatever higher power you believe in (and may end up in some version of hell). To me, that’s a hard pill to swallow, and not just from a logical standpoint.
Speaking of logic, I digressed from my original point. Dude. Palin is a looney. I’m just imagining her speaking with world leaders — Putin has seen this video. He’s seen the debate where Palin gave shout-outs and winked every chance she had. Putin is laughing at us. He’s “rearing his head” and laughing at us. Hey Sarah — can you see him from Alaska?