Ah, religion once again. ‘Imagine no religion, too.’ Wise words of John Lennon. What would the world be like if there were no religions? Of course, we’ll never know because it permeates the planet, with ‘good missionaries’ polluting the minds of aboriginal cultures deep in the wilderness.
Reuters reports: “Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum – who has built his long-shot campaign around trying to appeal to evangelical Christians in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday – received a boost when several prominent preachers said their followers were coalescing behind Santorum.
Evangelical preachers…like the Rev. Mike Huckabee who actually won the Iowa caucus in 2008.
Does America need a president who is a strong ‘believer?’ If so, then why? Some ‘believe’ that a person who is wrapped around the Bible would be just the right person to sit in the Oval Office. Sadly, those who don’t know the political agenda of evangelicals may think that this would be optimal. However, the casual Christian doesn’t know that the Fundamentalist wing of the Evangelicals believe in Old Testament law more than the saving grace of the New Testament. Beliefs of Iron Age tribes that included vengeance, eye-for-an-eye, righteous wars and condemnation of outsiders.
Wow! That’s scary. Reminds me of the Inquisition or the Salem Witch Trials.
So, as Iowa Evangelicals mull their choices for president, it may be good to see who they choose on Tuesday. Then, we can hope like hell that that candidate fades fast afterward.