Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama and the Curse of Crazy Religion

Its economy is going south. Gas prices are soaring....and so are food prices. People are losing their homes in record numbers. The country is losing two wars. So I find it almost hard to believe that everyone is still wanking about Obama's pastor.

And still managing to miss the most important point.

That none of this would have happened if Americans weren't cursed by crazy religion.

I don't know what's going to happen to Obama now, but for me, Wright's problem is not that he remembers and reminds us of the black American experience, it is that he brings God into the political marketplace.

Right here is the trouble with churches -- they don't like to be criticized, and they don't think they should be criticized. If you criticize them, they tell you you are being disrespectful and sacreligious. It is not that the Pastor disagrees with you, it is that God disagrees with you and therefore you must be punished.

If Americans thought that the president just had to be an intelligent and knowledgeable person, a competent policy wonk and an inspiring public speaker, Obama would be home free. But as an atheist, or an agnostic, or even someone who kept his beliefs to himself, Obama would have never had a chance.

I'm sure Clinton's and McCain's pastors are going to come under similar scrutiny (Ha!). They should, because maybe if they did, the American people (and the press) would wake up from this madness of making politics about religion.

Madness indeed.

When will Americans finally realize that Amerika isn't God's Country?

When will they understand that their blind spot for crazy religion is dividing and killing them?

Or do they really think their ju ju gods will save them?

Religion....insanity....decline. Is it already too late?

If they can't save themselves.

Who the fuck will ?

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