Interesting post. I agree that it would be wrong for Bush and his administration to allow their religious beliefs cloud their ability to govern the populace. But I don't think that is really the case, I see it as rather that the media is trying to paint the picture that Bush is a wacked out religious extremist, when as I see it if he were really as extreme in his Christian beliefs as the media tries to make it seem, his beliefs would not allow him to oppress others with beliefs that they do not share with him. I just used "beliefs" a lot in a sentence, I know my High School English teacher would chide me for reusing a word too much in a sentence, but I am tired after work and not very creative right now. I do not think that the non-Christian population is yet large enough or extreme enough to do something as rash as a revolution, nor would I see the reason to. And as I see it, the clergy were a part of the reason for the French Revolution, but the larger portion of blame goes to, in my opinion, an inept king that was out of touch with reality and was forcing the country into deeper debt, and the nobility, who tried to start the revolution to gain greater power, but then lost control of the revolution, which was then taken over by radical middle class believers in Rousseau's teachings. And as to leaving the country, I will admit, no offense meant, that I wouldn't mind if some of the more zealous elements of the left left(pun unintended) for Canada and Europe, where people tend to share similar opinions to some elements of the left.Originally Posted by Valleyman
P.S.- I get the feeling that we are polar opposites politically, and probably won't find much to agree on about Bush and his administration, aside from the fact that I don't agree with what he's doing now.