posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 11:50 PM
The seperation of church and state started waaaay back when Congress changed the Pledge of Alligence to include the phase "Under God" (right between
'one nation' and 'with liberty and justice'), because of the Red Scare... after all, Congress reasoned, if God was on OUR side, then He wasn't
Or perhaps it all started on day one, with the printing of our money... In God We Trust, and all that.
There was never a seperation, really... just different degrees of involvment.
You mention the importance of the religious choice of politicians. It isn't so much the path they walk, it seems, but rather which group of
religious people have the higher number of voters. The political runners are just trying to get as many people on their cause as possible. That's
why you don't see the Wiccan or the Pagan candidate (why not, I have no idea)... the 700 Club fanatics would hold a linching not seen since Salem!
However, it is rather disgraceful seeing how many Christians are running, and yet how many different views of things they have; if they can't be true
to their faith, how can they be true to us?
I don't think I would want someone like Robertson or Huckabee in office simply because they are rather... zealous in their beliefs. I have no
problem with someone with religion or who is spiritual... but at the same time, I don't want someone to say "God told me to do it". We had enough
of that with Manson and the Son of Sam. I do not want to see another Holy Crusade. I do not want to see the choices we have slowly eradicated.
On the same side, I wouldn't want a Satanist (the true Satanist, not the fake movie kind) in office, either. Sure, life is all about enjoyment...
but that isn't a very sensable way to run things. Although it would give other nations a chance to think twice about what their plans regarding
Where was I?
America is a country based on Christian beliefs, so it is of little wonder that the Christian mainstream is in command, so to speak. Other, smaller
belief groups cannot get the positive attention they so rightly deserve because those of the status quo will not allow that. You won't see a Jewish
President simply because Jews killed Jesus. You won't see a Wiccan President because that is vile. Nor will you ever see a President who practices
magic because that will lead this country straight to hell.