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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:02 PM
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Mike Huckabee is a Dangerous Zealot
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Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 02:48 PM by The Night Owl

As an agnostic atheist, I don't mind politicians hoping or expressing hope that the God they believe in is moving or influencing events, but when they start interpreting events as proof that their God working through them, and by default against others, I get spooked. And so should everyone.

Arrogance is an attitude based on presumptuous claims. I see nothing presumptuous about smart and industrious candidates, like Mike Huckabee, crediting themselves and/or their staffs for successes. I do see something presumptuous about candidates believing, as Huckabee does, that God is behind their campaigns.

The certitude Huckabee expresses is exactly the kind of arrogance I fear most from religious types. The fact that candidate Huckabee has not a shred of doubt about what he believes is causing him to move up in the presidential race leads me to wonder if a President Huckabee would have any amount of doubt in situations which benefit from healthy amounts of it and in situations which require healthy amounts of it.

Huckabee's attitude is myopic and troubling from a religious perspective as well as from a secular perspective. Christians often claim that God works in mysterious ways. Okay. Let us accept that God exists and works in mysterious ways. How does Huckabee know that God is helping his campaign? He doesn't. How does Huckabee know that Lucifer isn't helping his campaign? He doesn't.

Huckabee is trying to sell himself to people as God's candidate. What he is, however, is a zealot... and a dangerous one.


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