Monday, August 18, 2008


Since religious fundamentalists are so good at calling the shots in this presidential election you might think they would be at least fair in their approach about it. Barack Obama and John McCain were trotted out in separate Q&A sessions out by a religious sect for a candidates forum. The ground rules were that neither would be able to hear the questions put before the other candidate before making their appearance. The fundamentalist leader said that John McCain who went second would be in a 'cone of silence' while Obama answered the questions. NBC news executives are now saying that didn't happen and that McCain wasn't monitored and wasn't even in the building while Obama was on the stage.

That is cheating I think. But putting aside all of that, what part of our constitution does America not understand when it comes to separation of church and state. This religious intrusion into our political system has given us the worst president in history, bush, and it has put us into an immoral war as a result.

I am not so naive as to think this will end any time soon and that we can stop influence of radical fundamentalists from swaying people who fear the wrath of God. I would however hope that these fearful people could at least look at reality for a few moments. Or, maybe I am naive.

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