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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:26 PM
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76. I'd call it a "compromise."
Like it or not (I don't), espousing Christian dogma WILL shore up support for a presidential candidate in America. As an atheist, I thin k the whole thing stinks, HOWEVER, I'm talking pragmatism here: presenting Obama as a church-going regular guy helps working-class and middle-of-the-road voters relate to him, while putting the "lightworker" robe on the guy will assist in reigning in the crystal-licking astral travelling chakra-aligning vote. The former voter bloc is much larger than the latter and hence more important. Again, talking pragmatism, not intellectual consistency. Both of 'em are full of shit, IMO, but I understand it's necessary to appeal to one of the two, and to distance oneself from the other, in order to get votes. That's just how it is.

Apart from all that, though, I seriously think new age stuff is just damn silly. I can be compassionate without having to believe in God, Allah, Shirley mcClaine, Ramtha, etc. Empathy does not flow exclusively from any received cosmology - it flows from an honest materialism as well.
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