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Saturday, September 02, 2006

God is the Decider

Our own U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, currently running a troubled campaign for Senator, recently told an interviewer that the church-state separation--a concept which underpins our democracy-- is actually "a lie we have been told". According to an 8/26/06 AP report, Harris told a weekly religious journal, the Florida Baptist Witness, that God and the nation's founders did not intend the country to be "a nation of secular laws", and further, that if Christians are not elected to political office, politicians will "legislate sin".

Quoth Harris, separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers." Silly me--I always had this notion that it was the will of the People that elected politicians. Apparently in Harris's addled mind, U.S. politicians have now morphed into deified "rulers" of the sort you would expect to find in monarchical reigns.

Of course, it was Harris herself, as Florida Secretary of State (and conveniently, chair of Florida's elect Bush committee) who devined that it was W. Bush who was God's chosen in the 2000 Presidential election. Apparently, God needs a nudge now and again from a suitable Christian in order to rectify the wayward tendencies of more pagan voters.

But here is where I need some clarification: how is it that the Christo-fascists like Harris differ from their Islamo-fascist bretheren? Our founding fathers spoke, in the Declaration of Independence, of the "God of Nature". That sounds like a very ecumenical concept--all-embracing, of even non-sentient things. (Even Katherine Harris?) Certainly, embracing every religious construction that men could come up with. So, if that is the God upon which this nation is founded--a Deist conception--how can Harris so twist the idea to favor her sect at the exclusion of all others?


Blogger Hairy Carrot said...

Katherine Harris is disturbing. Check out my blog for my view of her.

Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 2:17:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Semper Fi said...

Since you moderate your comments thought I would leave you this link.


Since the president stated, "They hate us for our freedom.", if we lose all our freedoms will they love us then?

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 11:48:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Semper fi,

Thanks for the link--pretty horrible stuff.

Re. your reasoning, right on, and very clever. (A wonderful example of the fallacious reasoning which has long-fueled this administration)--Jim

Friday, October 6, 2006 at 8:07:00 AM GMT-5  

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