Sunday, March 20, 2011
Awesome essay in which Jack Hunter draws parallels between Religious Fundamentalism and Government Fundamentalism. Like religious fundamentalists who embrace creationism in spite of scientific evidence, government fundamentalists ignore the myriad of evidence that their policies and very approach do not work. For example, the Obama Administration has continued to push for economic stimulus plans, in spite of the fact that prior attempts have failed to ease unemployment while exacerbating our debt. In addition, the majority of both parties continue to support: military intervention in the middle east, the war on drugs and the federalization of education, indifferent to evidence that they have failed and will continue to fail. The only differences between these "faith based politicians" and fundamentalist rabbis, ministers and mullahs is that the former are cleanly shaven and more prolific in their spending!