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23 May, 2011

Raising Cain

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 9:41

So how do I feel about his religiosity? There are no perfect candidates, and it’s a political reality that this country is not yet ready to elect someone who isn’t (or doesn’t at least pretend to be) a Christian as president. He seems sincere about it, and what matters is how his religiosity translates into policy. I don’t see any red flags on that count yet.

I really like his “Defending Fathers” line. This is a nice start for Cain.

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  1. Nope. While I like much of what Cain says, and his delivery is compelling, his insistance to frame his life in a Faith based dogma means he’s also intellectually lazy. Electable or not, he lost my vote, and certainly this video did nothing to change my mind.

    Personally I find Gary Johnson much more compelling:

    http://reason.com/archives/2011/05/23/reason-interview-gary-johnson

    Comment by adam — 25 May, 2011 @ 12:38

  2. Assuming that religious people are intellectually lazy is intellectually lazy. They are wrong, of course, but that doesn’t mean they’re stupid. That’s a bigoted notion all too common among atheists, and it’s just as dumb as when religious people say atheists can’t be good people.

    Good luck finding that perfect candidate. I don’t think Johnson is it, either.

    Comment by buttle — 25 May, 2011 @ 13:31

  3. Sorry, but on one level or another people who subscribe to Faith based religions ARE intellectually lazy. They simply have to be for Faith to “work”. This is why meaningful arguments on Religion always reduce to the phrase “Because I have Faith”.

    You can justify it all you like but the man said this:

    “Let us remind the world that our rights do not come from a man nor a committee nor a tsar but from our Creator.””

    That’s an opened ended affront to reason. Why? Because he attributing my Rights to a supernatural entity that he can’t prove to exist.

    Faith has nothing to do with scientific method. Faith is a subjective tool used by members of one club to aggregate power over member of another club. Cain’s hypocritical comments on Muslims in government are a prime example.

    Cain is a cheerleader for Christ.

    And I never said stupid. Lazy and stupid are two different things yes?

    I don’t believe in perfect candidates, I believe in the one who best represents my views.

    Again, Cain’s insistance to contextualize his persona in Faith based imagery does not ingratiate him to me any more than when Glen Beck does it.

    It’s regrettable. And I’d honestly prefer if he was faking this aspect of his candidacy.

    Sadly I don’t think he is.

    Why dont you like Johnson?

    Comment by adam — 26 May, 2011 @ 11:41


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