August 9, 2004

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

The Bush Campaigns Active Targetting of Conservative Churches - An Outrage!

The New York Times is reporting again (free registration required) on the Bush campaign's active targetting of conservative churches. One Assembly of God near St. Louis, Missouri is reported to have sent out so many political mailings to its members that the postal service denied it the free postage priveleges generally given to non-profit organizations.

This is an outrage. The Church is a place for morals, but not for politics. The two are not the same.Churches endorsing particular political leaders was a large part of what led to the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. The authority of the Church is spiritual, not political. An individual's faith should effect every aspect of his life, including how (and whether) he votes, but to say that George Bush, or the Republican Party, or whoever, is the only "Christian" way to vote is utterly ridiculous. Mr. Bush, as an individual, may very well be a devout Christian, but the fact remains that his administration has done a terrible job running this country.

Vote Michael Badnarik!

Posted by Kenny at August 9, 2004 7:24 PM
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