Sunday, May 17, 2015

Obama, Bush and Carson believe this nonsense? Our faith-addled, God-fearing leaders need to put superstition aside - Salon.com

Obama, Bush and Carson believe this nonsense? Our faith-addled, God-fearing leaders need to put superstition aside - Salon.comCNN might wish to rename its show “This Week in Politics” as “This Week in God”; it’s getting that bad. Just in the days between May 1 and May 7, for example, the Seventh-Day Adventist evolution-denier Ben Carson announced his intention to seek the 2016 Republican nomination, as did the Southern Baptist and onetime pastor Mike Huckabee. The Episcopalian-turned-Roman Catholic Jeb Bush has puzzlingly refrained from following in their footsteps, but that he gave this year’s commencement address at that stronghold of unreason and superstitious darkness, the Jerry Falwell-founded Liberty University, the site of the Southern Baptist Ted Cruz’s announcement in late March, augurs ill for rationalists and other sane folk. Bush will announce, it’s just a question of when.