Who is God for?

The big religious issue in 1960 was whether Kennedy would be independent of influence from the Pope.  In 2008, the shifting influence of the evangelical voters continues to be the pertinent religious theme.  Later we’ll discuss the way journalism copes with religious expression in the public square.

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4 Responses to “Who is God for?”

  1. Brandon Greenspan Says:

    … and I’m pretty sure this @$$h*le thinks that his god is bigger than theirs. He did go too far, and who is to say that his religion is the right one? To claim that god must protect his own name is incredibly stupid and intolerant. I guess he thinks that Obama supporters are heretics. On a separate note, the only beneficial thing towards humanity about this clip is that the dow is up.

    The following clip is from stand-up comic Eddie Brill and regards religion and how we don’t know which one is right. It’s pretty funny:

  2. Nicole Says:

    This man is ignorant and offensive on so many levels, political, religious, and cultural. He believes God should intervene to stop Obama simply because people around the world admire him. It is more of the xenophobia that has filled this campaign. I appreciated that McCain corrected the woman who couldn’t trust Obama because he was an Arab, but I wish he had asked “So what if he was Arab?”

    Also, his hope for his God to be bigger than other gods is reflexive of the bullying nature that has taken over our foreign policy.

  3. Chelsea Says:

    Asking God to show who’s the man reminds me of Bill Maher’s new documentary, Religulous. He asks why, if God is so powerful, he doesn’t just beat the devil. Nicole, I couldn’t agree more with your point about McCain. If I recall correctly her statement was, “I’ve read about him and he’s an Arab” and he replied, “No ma’am, he’s a good man.” As if the opposite of “Arab” was “good.” If this nation is really supposed to be one that ensures religious freedom, why was the first “debate” between John McCain and Barack Obama a “faith forum” in which they were essentially tested on who proved to be more “Christian” by an evangelical preacher. I would agree that this election has been one that reflects monumental change in our culture, but I’ve also realized through it that anyone who isn’t Christian wouldn’t stand a chance running for president these days. It’s no longer acceptable to be sexist or racist but somehow it’s okay to brand anyone who isn’t Christian as “evil” or a “terrorist” or incapable of having moral values. I know Republicans who didn’t want Mitt Romney to win the presidency because he was Mormon–“Christian, but without the right bible” as one person told me. It’s all so insulting.

  4. Brandon Greenspan Says:

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/188890/october-21-2008/battle-of-the-gods

    Colbert’s take

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