Saturday, February 23, 2008

There's hope, and then there's...

...blind faith.

And as even this guy knows: "Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed."

(Via Wonkette.)

5 comments:

Jeff said...

This is when I like to think of Christopher Durang's thought on prayer: "Sometimes, God says 'no'."

Anonymous said...

You know if you guys would actually go to the site, you'd see they're making every effort to say they aren't just blindly following Huckabee because they prefer him. They're just saying they're praying for him. Here read it for yourself.

You guys sound about as loony as those right wingers you're assuming things about

Faq's
Q. Why pray for Huckabee on 2-24-08?
A. Because we believe Mike Huckabee is the best option for America. We're calling on God to help elect the man we believe is the best option to be president in The United States Of America.

Q. Are you saying God has chosen Huckabee to be president?
A. That's not for us to say. All we're saying is that we think Huckabee is the best option for president and we're asking God to make that happen.

Q. So you're saying God wants Huckabee to be president and you'll follow what ever Huckabee says and does because he is God's man?
A. Oh don't be silly. We're not proclaiming he's God's man, we're just saying we like the guy and we want him to be our president. Of course we won't blindly follow him, we didn't check our brains at the door.

Q, Aren't you shoving your beliefs down our throats?
A. Unless someone has a gun to your head and is forcing you to this site, of course not. And if they have a gun to your head, duck! You're free to pray or not to pray for Huckabee. You're free to go post on a blog or message board about how dumb this all seems to you. This is America, you can do that. And we can decide to pray for the guy we like.

Q. Isn't this all kind of theocratic and cult like?
A. No because we're not forcing you at the butt of a gun to pray for Huckabee. We're not proclaiming eternal damnation unless you support our guy. We're all free thinking people who believe Huckabee is the best man for the job. We also realize there are free thinking people who think he's the worst man for the job. So be it! We still want to pray for him.

Q. What if we pray and God doesn't do something miraculous to help Huckabee get elected?
A, Well then I guess he won't be elected, huh? At least we can't say we didn't try.

Q. Is this site run by the official Huckabee campaign?
A. No.

Andrew Durkin... said...

they're making every effort to say they aren't just blindly following Huckabee because they prefer him. They're just saying they're praying for him.

True. But how does one reconcile that, say, rationally? In other words, how is organizing a prayer campaign for a candidate who, statistically, doesn't have a prayer, anything other than an expression of blind faith?

I'm just asking is all.

M.Farina said...

...and Eric Clapton is a hoser!
Sorry Andrew, I couldn't resist.

Andrew Durkin... said...

and Eric Clapton is a hoser!

Man, I had to play "Cocaine" for a money gig recently. Just once, but never have I been so bored.