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Step off, old man!
Monday, 8 November 2004
Church people
On my local cable access channel, there are probably about 10 different preachers that host their own shows. The shows' styles range from a taping of an actual service to the preacher alone in a cable studio talking to the camera. Conversely, there is one show hosted by a group of atheists.

Here's my point: Non-believers don't, for the most part, get offended if someone is a believer. They figure, hey, to each their own. The opposite isn't true. Believers are usually bothered by someone who is a non-believer.

Translate that to the election: most non-believing voters wouldn't withold their vote for Bush simply because of his overtly religious rhetoric. The flip side isn't true: most believers think of Kerry as less religious than Bush and aren't afraid to base their vote that way.

Also, spare me the "morals" BS in regards to the election. Just suppose 70,000 votes had gone the other way in Ohio. Would that mean voters had given the thumbs-up to the heathen agenda? The media, especially the big corporate media, loves following a spoon fed storyline. In this case, it's the Rove spin that the administration that has killed 100,000 innocents in Iraq and 1,200 American soldiers in pursuit of a wrongheaded agenda is moral. Yes, this the same "moral" administration that won largely because it was able to turn out voters against gays and executed a voter suppression effort against poor and minority voters.

Excuse me if I don't get too excited about their morals.

Posted by brettdavey at 7:28 PM EST
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