September 7, 2008

Palin as Pastor-in-Chief

Just when you thought McSame VP choice Sarah Palin couldn't be any worse America's reality-based community, the Associated Press is reporting that she considers Bush's unjust invasion of Iraq a task from her god. I suppose it make sense that anything McSame could do to rally his base would make him even more aversive to those opposed to Christian theocracy. With Palin's statement on Iraq, we cannot help being reminded that President Bush also sees his war as having the blessing of his god.

According to the AP, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had the following to say during an address last year to ministry students at her former church:
Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan.
Perhaps even worse, Palin clearly sees herself as doing the will of her god in nearly every political task she undertakes. This is an extremely dangerous type of delusion because it leads to absolute certainty without consideration of alternative possibilities. We saw the consequences with Bush, and we're likely to see more with McSame/Palin.

Palin also sounds increasingly dangerous to American atheists. Consider the following quote and then see how it sounds if you replace "Alaska" with "America." Chilling.
I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded," she added. "But really all of that stuff doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart isn't right with God.
I agree with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. We do not need politicians who act like national pastors; we need leaders who unite diverse individuals around policy goals.

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