Pigs in fancy dress

The Democrats are doing their annual “we’re religious too” shtick. That’s as may be.

As for me, in thinking about the Democrats’ approach to religion, in and of itself, and to the nexus of religion and politics, I’ll leave you with two things, one to read and one to contemplate.

The thing you ought to read is the religious test Democratic Senators (including Hillary) are trying to impose against the President’s nominee for U.S. Surgeon General.

The thing that you should contemplate as you consider the candidates’ claims to be religiously in synch with all moral Americans is this federal judge’s take on labels: “[A]t the end of the day, even if you put a calico dress on it and call it Florence, a pig is still a pig.” Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp., Inc., 147 F.Supp.2d 668, 671 (S.D.Tex.,2001).


9 Responses

  1. Remarkably, although Bookworm here denigrates others’ faith, she has previously blogged that our country has nothing to fear from the judgmental, yet partisan theocrats who, by Bookworm’s standards, express a true religion that others should emulate.

  2. G converted to Islam. Must be.

  3. Converting to Islam requires believing in something and not merely denigrating everything, and denigrating everything with prose so torpid and foul it suggests intellectual constipation, and thus would be an improvement.

  4. As you would know first hand, Z-Ray.

    Whatever. You try to insult me because you recognize the all-too-typical conservative duplicity in Bookworm’s post. (I mean, really, *Bookworm* presumes to lecture anyone on spirituality?!)

  5. The funny part was I once commented that I would like to talk to greg. What I didn’t say, was the part I included in an email to Bookworm, which is that I thought G had so many personalities around the block, that it might be a good idea to publicly ask his group mind for G by name. You never know who might be dominant in the personality merry go round.

  6. If it’s not just pure snark, greg….how about pointing out
    a. whose faith BW is denigrating; and b. what that faith is; c. *which of her words* are a denigration of that person’s faith; and d. *how* those words constitute denigration.

    I confess that I missed that part entirely. Her entire post appears to me to be intended to point out that Senate Democrats are denigrating the faith of the nominee for Surgeon General because they don’t agree with some tenets of that faith.

    But, that’s just me, and I’m willing to be educated. There are any number of us who want to see if you’ve got it in you. Go for it…..or just get over yourself and go elsewhere.

  7. One of the things I’ve always kind of appreciated about (some) churches, and in fact made something of a personal litmus test about whether they are to be taken seriously or not, is precisely that (in the words of a now-forgotten Pope, I think it was): “the Church is not a democracy.”

    This why the Catholic Church, and now apparently the United Methodist Church, are to be taken seriously: they stand for something. I may, and often enough do, disagree; but they are to be admired (unlike the Church of England and it’s Episcopal off-shoot, to name two of many examples) for setting forth principles and for the most part sticking to them. They aren’t engaged in popularity contests. They will flex a bit here and there over time and after due consideration, but the fundamentals remain fundamental.

    I find that admirable. I do not find the Senate admirable, and the two members thereof specifically named in the article are certainly contributory to why.

  8. Not surprisingly, when challenged, Greg runs off to another post to leave his insults. Such a man.

  9. I love your blog, and now am a regular reader. Question: Why is there so much concern for Romney being a Mormon? If I were to be concerned over trivial facts, then I would worry more about a guy with the middle name “Hussein” than a Mormon. People concern themselves with supposed “flip-flopping” of Romney. There are the former Kerry-ites who say “see, Romney flip-flops too!”. I remind them that there is a big difference between changing your mind about a subject 15 years later, than changing it 15 minutes later.

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