Wednesday, May 11, 2005

For God so loved the world, he gave us... George W. Bush?

Okay, here's another little disturbing sign of the trend of enmeshing politics and faith.

Bush's name inside the Christian fish symbol? Are they kidding? I don't care how much you love him as president, isn't it going just a bit too far to put his name where Jesus' usually belongs? Is it just me, or is this a bit on the idolatrous side?

Interesting, too, is this site's complaints about "secularists telling you that The Lord has no place in our government and our public institutions." Yeah, everyone who thinks we shouldn't be dictating religious belief through laws is "secularist." Never mind the huge chunk of us Christians (and people of other faiths) who strongly believe this as well. There was an interesting editorial in the Washington Post about this a few weeks back, pointing out that the attacks on "activist judges" because of their "secular humanist subversion of Christian values" is actually attacking a group of judges of which the majority are themselves Christians.

Nearly all of the demonized judges are, in fact, practicing Christians, not secular humanists. Perhaps half of them are Republican appointees, and at least that many regard themselves as conservatives. In addition to [George] Greer, [the Florida judge who presided over the Terri Schiavo case,] most of the judges of the 11th Circuit who upheld his rulings, as well as most of the Supreme Court justices who declined to intervene, consider themselves Christian. And so it goes around the country, even including many, if not most, of the judges in the California-based 9th Circuit, the regular object of President Bush's ridicule.

Not only is Judge Greer a Christian, he's a Southern Baptist! Well, you know what a bunch of raving liberals those Southern Baptists are!

So basically, if you don't think having Bush's name in a fish magnet on your car is a good idea, you're a liberal secular humanist. Even if you happen to be a Republican Christian.



At 12:47 PM, Blogger JP Manzi said...

TO be honest with you, I am not sure what reaction I should of was blend between, disamay, laughter, and cringing....

At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fellow U.M. member since childhood, and a liberal I can't tell you how good it feels to find a fellow like-minded person out here. Thanks for putting your thoughts out here.

About that Bush/Fish symbol: Haven't "they" forgotten "Matthews 5: 3-7," citing the "Price of Peace" Sermon on the Mound's "Golden Rules." And they better get a grip. Seems they also forgot about those 7 deadly sins and the 10 Commandemnts.

Placing a "mere man" and "idolizing" Bush (mere man is right) within the symbol of the fish seems seriously Anti-Christianity and past the far right.


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