Originally Posted by Ernie
People equate "religious" with Jerry Falwell and such in this country. This is not the case, but many are too blind to see it. I try to lead my life thorough examples of good work. I am charitable, but there is a difference between charity and entitlements. The DNC has made religion a "wedge issue" and many smart people have taken the bait. Because someone is "religious" automatically disqualifies him or her as a candidate?
I think you are equating fundamentalism with Christianity, which are not equivalents if you look deeper. Is Joe Biden fit to be President? He is a practicing Catholic. The founding documents of this Nation mention the "Creator". And yes, good thoughts to you.
Ernie thanks for a great response.
I had to watch "The Ed Show"(Pander Alert!) and I was appalled at the things being placed in my mouth (as a D/Lib/garden variety Doofus). My interest in what you are alluding to (Liberal gum flapping) is nil. i enjoy Matthews, but the whole "Reverse Limbaugh" is degrading for those attached to the DNC. The Reverse Limbaugh shows make me sad as they drag the topics out of the center, away from real issues, as if any (D/R) spin matters on our blocks. amirite?
I never said any practicing politician should step down; the Establishment Clause was put there for a reason: Not because God is suspect, but the potential for religious tryanny is very real Our very Christian forefathers put that in there, Ernie. So my feet are firmly planted on the ground.
As far as ID/Creationism, I believe it is a (very large) parable - Man was "put here"; has to figure it out and sense his "inner wisdom", all the answers are under his feet, if he will dig. The apple refers to an inner longing to rest and benefit on the backs of others, which is fatal because of the non-stop struggle just to survive another day.
And God wanted us to get it
that you get paid at the END of the day.
I hope that's not too offensive.