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I get the impression from the Bingo card shown tht they are mocking Palin for mentioning God. Given that this is your post, Susan, I'm curious if you think that politicians should be mocked for talking about God?
Actually, I think they're mocking politicians who are so predictable in their canned soundbites that we can sit at home and fill in the blanks as they use the twelve words that test well with their "base" -- never mind what question actually gets asked.
Dear Rev. Russell:I didn't actually play, but did keep track in my head and I don't think anyone could have won on any line.Never heard Putin, Bridge to Nowhere, sexism, Hillary Clinton, maritime border, trade missions, 9-11,glass ceiling and track. I couldn't make out the first word under the "L" in Palin.So at least you know I was paying attention.A sinner saved by God's GraceJim of Michigan
I deeply resent any politician using the name of God to get votes, to somehow "prove" their religious beliefs and thereby gain the trust of voters. Though I certainly don't know the mind of God, I suspect He would not want to be used in that way. So, frankly, I think it's fair game to challenge any politician that uses God or faith as a cheap political ploy -- on either side. I hate when they do that.I was actually more tickled by the use of the word "maverick" -- gosh she had to have thrown that in there at least ten times. You betcha.
Suzer, do you think that any mention of God by a politician is a cheap political ploy?If I was running for office and people were asking me a bunch of questions about things that are important to me and about my judgement and thoughts I'd have a hard time NOT mentioning God.
Ron -- I would prefer that politicians keep their religious beliefs separate from their political careers. In a secular society such as ours, I find the mixing of religion and politics dangerous. I do find that most politicians do mention God for political reasons, especially over the past 20 or so years. Most every politician now feels that they must mention their faith, or be labeled and "unChristian" by a segment of society that, I think, would prefer a theocracy. I think those folks need to be careful what they wish for, because you never know in the end whose religion is going to become the state religion. I do wish they would stop, but of course they won't. To me, it's dangerously close to using the Lord's name in vain. I choose a politician based on his or her ability to lead the country, not based upon his or her particular belief (or unbelief) in God. If a person is unable to separate their political career from their religious beliefs, then they might make a better preacher than a politician, imho.
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