June 22, 2004

Jesus Is Just Alright With Me, But How Is He With John Kerry?

David Brooks thinks Kerry doesn't like God enough, or at least he doesn't show it. Maybe we should all chip in and get him a WWJD t-shirt, or at least a bracelet. For some odd reason Brooks doesn't even mention all the recent hullabaloo about whether or not John Kerry should be allowed to take communion because he doesn't believe in everything the Catholic Church believes. I'd also like to point out that if, as David Brooks tells us, Americans "don't like to see their politicians meddling with religion in any way" W's attempts to goad the Pope what is essentially an endorsement should blow up in his face as spectacularly as his WMD obsession.

Edit: So it turns out that Brooks' study is a big pile of crap. It seems that the study identified anyone that had strong feelings against "fundamentalists" as a "secularist". Needless to say, there are lots of people, especially on the democratic side of the isle, that dislike fundamentalists like a Falwell or an Ashcroft but would hardly consider themselves secularist. While I'm hardly the most religious person in the world, I'm am greatful that there are Democrats out there trying to reclaim religion and morality from the Republicans.

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