There is a reason that our founding fathers wanted a separation of Church and State. It makes complete sense that reason would lead the country not beliefs. Clearly, over the past few decades, this has been challenged and whittled away. The more that "God" is invoked the more uncomfortable I feel. Look, I don't care what anyone believes, but I do want people's beliefs to be a private thing. Religious beliefs are so deeply personal and when the believers start spouting and using their religion, it feels so misused. There is an air of those big huge multi millionaire Televangelists running for President. It feels like the exploitation of power and love. I am not that comfortable with Tim Tebow's public display of prayer during a football game. Regardless of his personal intent, the people take it, trash it and distort it for their own purposes. It sells newspapers and bumps television ratings.
Though we are supposed to have Freedom of Religion, it really isn't. I was shocked to find out that Christians don't trust Mitt Romney because he is Mormon. We spent years hearing that Obama is a secret Muslim. Really? What difference does it make? If everyone just lived by the Golden Rule, the country would be so much healthier. The hypocrisy among the religious right is palpable. I know that I live in the big city and may be out of touch with the "heartland," but I know how it makes people feel not to be included. Being left out is a terrible feeling and I will say it again and probably again and again: Get the Jesus out of politics! This is the United States of America.
Sidebars: The Iowa Caucus results are in: a dead heat between Romney and Santorum. How decisive. The Bachelor began it's 31st season on Monday night with another group of gorgeous and whack job women. Even a possible lesbian subplot! More later. The Biggest Loser began again and even I, a devotee, thinks that sometimes the producers are just mean. I love the transformations but I am really tiring of the challenges/temptations.