Thursday, May 22, 2008

Candidates and their colorful preachers

Barack Obama has gotten (fairly, in my view) tough coverage over his pastor's insane, anti-American rantings. Now it's time for the media to cover the insane rantings of John McCain supporter John Hagee. Hagee has recently said Hitler fullfilled God's will. He is the leader of a group called Christians United for Israel. This name may suggest a harmless group; they are anything but that. They are urging a very hard line on Iran, perhaps hoping that a war with Iran would lead to Armageddon and the Second Coming. Maybe we need to take a hard line with Iran; I am open-minded on that subject. But we do not need religious lunatics pushing us into war to fullfill their insane fantasies.

There cannot and should not be a double standard here. McCain needs to reprimand the comments of Hagee immediately. I believe firmly that religious extremism is the greatest threat to the survival of our planet. The fact that a person is the leader of a church or religious movement does not, at all, make his ideas ipso facto respectable. In fact, it's safe to say that the more religious a person is the less logical he becomes.

1 comment:

nunya said...

I'm going to have to agree with you on the logic thing Jack.