Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dear God, your reputation is at stake!

You're followers are making you look, well, judge for yourself...

From the invocation at a McCain rally in Davenport, Iowa yesterday:

"I would also add Lord, that  your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god—whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah—that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons.  And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their God is bigger than you, if that happens.  So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day."

- Arnold Conrad, former pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Davenport, Iowa

The McCain campaign responds:

"While we understand the important role that faith plays in informing the votes of Iowans, questions about the religious background of the candidates only serve to distract from the real questions in this race about Barack Obama's judgment, policies and readiness to lead as commander in chief.”

- McCain campaign spokesperson Wendy Riemann (CNN).

But talk about poor judgement and questionable associations, McCain's campaign rallies appear to be full of it lately! "Energizing the base" I suppose?

1 comment:

  1. Nothing good has ever come from the Trifecta of Doom (the three major, Medieval superstitious religions of fear arising from the deserts of Mesopotamia). It is not surprising in the least that such comments would be made at an Xian ceremony. As George Carlin once put it when speaking about the current Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan/Israel/Iran situation (paraphrased) "I'm just here for the entertainment. Millennia old religious and ethnic hatreds combined with modern weapons. This is going to be great." A pilot friend of mine may have struck upon the best solution for the Middle East. He proposed loading as many C-130 cargo aircraft to maximum capacity with small arms, rocket launchers, Claymores, etc. and air dropping them over the entire region while building barriers to disallow defections into other regions of the world. Then, after a decade or so, negotiate with whomever's left.