That was certainly fun! And I thought nobody would want to talk politics. We even drew Big E out. >:) (and yeah E- I thought it was cool too.)
I am glad that we got several diverse viewpoints- It would have been much less fun if we all just slapped each other's backs and agreed ad nauseum. It's how you get smarter- by having your assumptions challenged. My thanks to everyone who participated in last post's hailstorm discussion. Fun, thought provoking, informative etc.
And no one had to get nailed to anything. (Sorry Timpani I couldn't resist)
So I had one more discussion point that I wanted to toss onto the stack of that discussion(as a fast effect) but I figured since I am the boss, I would instead put it in a new post.
Religion and Poltics- Romney, Huckabee and Obama.
I think that it is a good idea to know about a canidate's religon. I think it does have a bearing on the type of president the canidate will be. If a canidate's religon has no bearing on what type of president they would make, that also says something about the canidate.
Long and short:
Romney's attitude towards his faith seems to make him a better man and a better potential president.
Huckabee's faith I am not so sure about- most comitted non-mormon christains that I have known have been truly class acts... but I am not sure how geniune Huckabee's personal faith is. "When was the last time that Huckabee's faith was not connected to his profit motive?" is the question I find myself asking.
Obama's church appears to be built largely on racist principles- and when racism mingles with religon, you get one ugly, scary combination.
No more at present.