Wednesday, June 25, 2008
So apparently Daddy Dobson thinks Obama has a "fruitcake interpretation of the constitution" and is "deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology." So, Daddy Dearest, is anyone who comes to a different understanding of the Bible a liar? If that's the case, then most of Americans who claim a religious affiliation are liars. An amazing Pew Research poll found that more than two-thirds of adults affiliated with a religious tradition agree that there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their faith. Or is it as Daddy believes, that they just don't take their biblical interpretation serioiusly? Why is it that unless we agree with you, we can only be lackadaisical liars?
Obama makes an overture to you and what do you do? You call him a fruitcake and a liar. You're just like the guy on who gets rescued off a deserted island. His rescuers observes three huts on the beach and asks the man what they are for.
"Well, the first one is my home and the second one is my church," he says.
"So what's the third hut for?" they ask.
"Oh, I got pissed off at my old church so I started a new church."
Today that same poll shows that seven in ten Americans who proclaim a faith (and the poll states that faith means christian, jew, muslim, buddist, hindu...) believe there's is not the only way to eternal life. That's means maybe three in ten agree with Dobson...of course, that might mean one evangelical, one jew and one muslim. But anyway you look at it, Dobson is finding himself closer and closer to being a congregation of one on a deserted island.
TAGS: James Dobson, Barack Obama, Theology, Religious Right