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Thread #62901 Message #1326210
Posted By: Amos
14-Nov-04 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Slapping the Other Cheek
By MAUREEN DOWD
Maureen is her usual sharp and articulate self tearing a strip off the unforgiving un-Christian right, and their brutal politics as usual. With specifics.
You'd think the one good thing about merging church and state would be that politics would be suffused with glistening Christian sentiments like "love thy neighbor," "turn the other cheek," "good will toward men," "blessed be the peacemakers" and "judge not lest you be judged."
Yet somehow I'm not getting a peace, charity, tolerance and forgiveness vibe from the conservatives and evangelicals who claim to have put their prodigal son back in office.
I'm getting more the feel of a vengeful mob - revved up by rectitude - running around with torches and hatchets after heathens and pagans and infidels.