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Theocracy Coming?

WaPo publishes Obama Addresses His Faith today:

.... "In my own life, " he said, "it's been a journey that began decades ago on the South Side of Chicago, when, working as a community organizer, helping to build struggling neighborhoods, I let Jesus Christ into my life. I learned that my sins could be redeemed and that if I placed my trust in Christ, that he could set me on the path to eternal life when I submitted myself to his will and I dedicated myself to discovering his truth and carrying out his works."
He suggested that he would apply the lessons of his faith to the problems he would face if he became president. "The challenges we face today — war and poverty, joblessness and homelessness, violent streets and crumbling schools — are not simply technical problems in search of a 10-point plan," he said. "They are moral problems, rooted in both societal indifference and individual callousness, in the imperfections of man. And so the values we believe in — empathy and justice and responsibility to ourselves and our neighbors — these cannot only be expressed in our churches and our synagogues, but in our policies and in our laws." ....

Your Humble, Faithful Blogster suspects that one would look in vain for any condemnation from the Left of Obama's expressed views as a desire to convert the federal government into a theocracy — though that's exactly what one would find, with voluminous vitriol, had such sentiments been uttered by a Republican.

That Democratic politicians get a pass in the mainstream media for saying / doing exactly what Republicans would get trashed for having said / done is nothing new. But I will speculate on the reason(s).

Sure, it might just be that a Democrat gets a pass just because he's a fellow Democrat. But might it also be either of the following? (1) Journalists assume that, when it comes to religion, a Democratic politician doesn't mean a word he says, and/or (2) they know that, no matter what he says about faith and religion, he would actually do absolutely nothing in office that would be out of line with secular collectivism.

I think (1) and (2).

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sun. 07/06/08 11:00:56 PM
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