Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sad to say, but the best commentary on the moronic "faith debate" between Barack Obama and John McCain. . . .

. . . occurred at Al Jazeera in Marwan Bishara's column.

Go figure.


a most peculiar nature said...

I agree, and thanks for the link to this article.

A question about "evil" to a presidential candidate is just ridiculous. I don't know why we stand for it.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why we stand for it.

Because we're morons. :-(

Dumb question, good article. I wonder if I have made the No-Fly list because I've read it.

Cany said...

I completely agree. The Al Jezeera piece was head and shoulders above everything else I read, and I have read all the major and most of the minor journals.

The American media seems to be under some illusion we are a theocracy. On Fox News, for instance, they had a so-called "expert" from the infamous IRD (Institute for Religion and Democracy) commenting on the forum. If you know ANYTHING about the IRD, you know they are trying to drag mainstream protestantism to the hard right due to their liberal social leanings. They have also interfered in Latin American politics, the first co-founder having worked with Ollie North.

Moreover, it was lost on the media that they should have been analyzing the perspective of Warren's "evil" question, not the answers. In the context--a fundamentalist evangelical church pastor--evil has an entirely different meaning than when used as in "axis of evil", for instance.

It was a sad, sad day for US politics.