Ignorance is contagious
Wow. I mean, just, wow. So…
OK, I’ve gathered my thoughts. I was reading cnn.com again today and here’s what made my brain freeze and hurt really, really badly:
OK. So here we go. Let’s break it down:
A substantial and growing chunk of the country believes that President Obama, a self-described Christian, is Muslim, while only about a third of Americans are able to correctly identify his religion, according to a survey released Thursday.
My first thoughts? I thought since I graduated school and such, quizzes were over. Does it really make a difference to me what religion the president practices? And Muslim? Is this because he sided with the Pro Mosque at Ground Zero project?
While most of those who think Obama is Muslim are Republicans, the number of independents who believe he is Muslim has expanded significantly, from 10 percent last year to 18 percent now.
Well, no shit. And I’m sorry, but most independents I know are neither Republican nor Democrats. For some reason, everyone seems to think that everyone who is an Independent is an uber Democrat.
“It may be time for them (the White House) to be a little more public about what the president does to be an active Christian,” he said.
OK, so I clearly may not be super religious, I consider myself spiritual, but really? Can’t anything that the man does be private? I’m not saying hide everything, but gosh. It seems to me that the way someone practices their religion would be kind of sacred and personal.
What would it take to make Americans to believe he is what he says he is? My personal guess is that nothing he does would ever change certain people’s minds. Never. Some people are simply stuck in their ways of thinking. No openness to their minds what-so-ever.
I completely understand that the US was founded on the beauty of different thinking. Personal opinions. Personal freedom. And furthermore, I understand that when President Obama took his oath to serve as our president, he gave up most rights of privacy. However – I find that what a person does and says between God, Allah, Ja, Buddha, whathaveyou, that is sacred ground. Personal, private. What is wrong with people?
So, again, I say, this man was voted in by not only the Electoral College, but Popular Vote. He had majority. McCain had absolutely no chance of winning. (Especially after he chose Palin as his running-mate.) So America, listen! You voted, you were heard! So when he tells us that he is Christian, try to believe him. He is, in fact, the man making decisions about our future, safety and well being.
I had commented on AskCherlock’s blog regarding the increasing amounts of death threats placed on Obama these days. And those people claim themselves to be Christian? So does it automatically make them better because they have religion? Does it make it OK?
And seriously? There are worse people in politics than Obama. I mean, hell-o! Look at who’s in the friggin’ Senate!
OK, I’m done.