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Sept. 9, 2008 | John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.
Originally posted by grover
I am not anti-religious by any stretch of the imigination, far from it.... I am just adamently opposed to imposing what is essentially an extremely private matter... one's approach to the divine... on anyone else.
When everything is said and done your relationship to the Universal (whether you call it God or not) is the most private thing a person can do... it is even more private than sex... because even with sex; unless you are masturbating, there is always (at least) one other... when you approach the divine... it is you and your soul... alone.
In the face of that truth any attempt to force religious or spiritual beliefs on anyone is blasphemy.
[edit on 10-9-2008 by grover]