Certain people like to make a lot out of the line between politics and religion, which must be written somewhere in stone though I can never find it. Still, they like to make an issue of any perception of ‘matters of faith’ intermingling in politics. They like their politics free from religion. You hear the message all the time. That is only an appetizer for some recent coverage.
CNN did a segment on religion, more specifically Christianity. (always open season on Christians) Apparently there is a new poll out saying Americans are losing their faith in God. Exact wording does not matter. They covered the spectrum. It just said the fewer people all the time believe in God, and that increasingly more people are “questioning the existence of God”. The numbers supposedly are increasing so much that a study claims in a few decades or so this minority will result in few people of that belief and thus few Christians.
That topic started a prolonged segment about it, including an atheist and others. They started asking for scientific proof of God, asserting without proof its hard to maintain that belief. This all went on mostly agreeing that there is a lack of proof.
Then they rambled on about what it will be like when Christians are a small minority etc. The atheist said that they will treat that “minority” of believers decently with respect and not hate them; unlike the way he claims Christians treat them now. They went on postulating about a topic that seemed to fascinate them — which could reverse a long established tradition favoring Christianity. So they had fun criticizing the “norm” at Christians expense, theorizing but never determining the exact reason for the supposed shift.
Watch here. (in part)
But after that long segment CNN anchors switched to talking politics. They jumped onto the subject of disagreement with Obama and the reporter interrupting Obama in his “press conference” Then the panelist decided that racism was really behind opposition and distrust of Obama. Game, set, match it was all over. The lady had sung. They concluded “racism” is behind it, who can deny that? So without proof, let alone scientific evidence, they have complete faith that racism is behind Obama’s opposition. Driven by race. They declared it a self-evident fact. Can anyone take these people seriously?
They need no evidence whatsoever to believe racism is a real political problem. How many of their own “golden rules” did they break?
I tried to find the particlular poll they referred to but didn’t. I did see several articles and polls, some dating back to 2004, basically all claiming the same thing: Christians are in the minority category. The subject is belief in God is waning. Its funny how “belief” in all kinds of other things, even in politics, like racism toward Obama, seem to be on the rise and flourishing. Do you think there is a connection? That kind of conclusion might be challenged, you know, for lack of scientific data or proof. But racism is alive and thriving in presidential politics. Can’t you see it everywhere?