Saturday, September 06, 2008

McCain-Palin as Bush: Theocracy

I'm sure all of this will become "off limits" for the media (kind of like she is right now, at an "undisclosed location") but you make the personal political (the is the watchword of identity politics, right?) it is fair game.

From NY Times

In the address at the Assembly of God Church here, Ms. Palin’s ease in talking about the intersection of faith and public life was clear. Among other things, she encouraged the group of young church leaders to pray that “God’s will” be done in bringing about the construction of a big pipeline in the state, and suggested her work as governor would be hampered “if the people of Alaska’s heart isn’t right with God.”


“The churches that Sarah has attended all believe in a literal translation of the Bible,” Ms. Kincaid said. “Her principal ethical and moral beliefs stem from this.”

This Biblical Literalism is most problematic as it gets applied to foreign policy (the country becomes and agent of God to punish the evildoers) and lids to an intellectual rigidity based on the ignorance of certainty. That is what we are looking at here, that is what we've seen for the past 8 years.

And if you haven't seen the videos...

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