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Wednesday, January 07, 2004  

Where do we get off as a nation?

From an op-ed in the NYTimes by Kristof: "Over the holidays, Vice President Dick Cheney's Christmas card symbolized all that troubles me about the way politicians treat faith — not as a source for spiritual improvement, but as a pedestal to strut upon. Mr. Cheney's card is dominated by a quotation by Benjamin Franklin: "And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"

Yes, some of us use religion to further our imperialistic ways, subtlely. Others use it unabashedly. This kind of language is unacceptable, especially from our nation's leaders...

thanks to alex for this article...

posted by Anjali Taneja | 1/07/2004 07:51:00 PM | |


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