Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blasphemy and faith?

A post on some blog hosted by TIME, entitled God and the GOP? (via), begins:
When you embark on any dialogue concerning God and politics, you can be certain of raising the ire of the most religious.
With the ire-raising presumably accomplished by statements like the following:
However, it is my personal belief that God is not a fan of partisan politics. Partisan politics are about man’s will, while God is about his will. He is neither Republican nor Democrat. It is my strong belief that God cares about one thing, and one thing only, and that is the individual’s heart, Republican or Democrat.
Which would piss off the "most religious" under the assumption that those believers who go around politicizing religion and Goddifying politics are the "most religious".

The post continues:
Blasphemy is the act of using God to promote a personal goal—financial or political
So it turns out that blasphemy makes you more religious.

Which seems an odd way to think about religion.

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