Tuesday, February 02, 2016

American anti-secularism in political life

I was thinking yesterday: as I watched the extent god and angels have been invoked in the campaigns (by both Republican and Democrats) leading up to Iowa caucuses: I don't see that in Lebanon, even. You don't see presidential candidates there talking about their closeness to God and angels and their piety.  It is so grotesque.  And this is also true about Democrats: Hillary in one speech kept talking about her Christian faith and how important it is to her, which I took as an anti-Semitic swipe on her part against Sanders.  Even Sanders: could not be honest with the voters and admit that he is an atheist, and started inventing weird definition of religion and faith.