Saturday, November 12, 2011

On God and Politics Redux

Hello, folks. It's been some time since I last posted, but I assure you it is with good reason. I'm currently participating in National Novel Writing Month and have been devoting all writing time to that project. I thought I'd take a second and voice another concern about some of the people making a push for the presidency in next year's election.

A while ago, I posted about Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stating she was prompted to run for office by God. Yes, the God. Now we can add Herman Cain into the mix of nutjobs who claim the same. I won't rehash the same argument I presented in the previous post because there's really not anything else to be said on the matter except this: beware the folks who claim God spoke to them, especially if said folks are making a run for the sun at the most powerful position in the world. I mean, talk about self-importance. Talk about lack of accountability. Talk about psychosis.

Talk about terrifying.

This is the 21st century. Are we still happily and blindly playing these games? Do people actually believe these candidates had the God whispering His blessing into their ears? If so, I should be a millionaire from all the bridges I can sell. Any candidate who makes this claim automatically and irrevocably loses my vote--and the vote of any rational thinker--forever.

That's it. End of mini-rant. Leave feedback as you like and I'll see you at the end of November.

1 comment:

  1. Its sad to think that we have degenerated down to this same political ideology we have been struggling against since the dawn of civilization. Once again, we learn nothing from history. The ancient pharaohs claimed to be demigod representations of their gods presence on earth. Mind you, they didnt have to be voted into office, but the same principle of duping your people into believing the divine is on your side applies. Until we are able to understand the concept of separation of church and state, we are going to see the same repeat history of people in power preying on the beliefs of the general populace and justifying immoral and unethical decisions/actions with illogical reasoning. A blank check for mayhem, lol.