The फुन्दमेंतल( इस्ट्स)

5 Jan

Tonight is the GOP/Democratic New Hampshire debate. I will be tunning in.

This Mike Huckabee character from the GOP seemingly came out of Nowheresville. I dunno, is Arkansas somewhere? The regular Kansas is barely somewhere, Arkansas is stretch in my book. Minus Bill Clinton and an accent which makes my speech sound much more sophistacted by comparrison, Arkansas seems to just exist, not produce. Huckabee was the Governor of Arkansas. He has also been a Southern Baptist minister. His education backround, none other than the pretigous biblical studies. Which, to be fair, is kind of like philosophy minus the fact that he used the degree to practice as a preacher. What did he preech, you ask? The Southern Baptist Doctrine, naturally.

The agnostic northwest ‘tude regards those southern baptists and eveangelicals as absent minded sheep. I wasn’t so sure that was fair, and I’m still not, but I did some research on the Southern Baptists to actually see what was up and what beliefs are held near and dear to the heart of a (maybe) president to be. Interesting stuff:

1.On Sexuality—We affirm God’s plan for marriage and sexual intimacy—one man, and one woman, for life. Homosexuality is not a “valid alternative lifestyle.”
2.On Sanctity of life—At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God’s image.
3. On Family-Article XVIII. The Family. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to his people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.

I wouldn’t vote or not vote for someone because of their race or gender. But I have to admit my own inconsistancy: religion may be a deal-breaker. If this dude has spent meaningful yeras of his life preaching this stuff and I don’t nessesarily agree with it ( southern baptists also literally interpret the word of The Holy Bible), then that seems like a good enough reason not to support him/her. But whichever way i settle it’s inconsistant; if i refuse to support huckabee ( not that i would anyway) because of his religion, then logic woudl follow i would use the same discriminatory guideline for the rest of the candidates. In which case, i couldn’t vote. I guess God blessed his christian chldren with the talent of politics…or something.DISCLAIMER: I not this big of a bigot in person. When it comes to religon, to each his own…i just don’t want his own legislativley mandated to every each in America, if you catch my drift.

Another creepy note: all of the candidates have facebook profiles. Moreover, too many of them listen “hunting” as their #1 activity.

And another thing. Bill Richardson is half-mexican. I don’t get why the entire country is going nuts shouting ” are you ready for a (half)black president!?!” from every f’ing rooftop, but there is NOT A PEEP about richardsons latino-ness.Interesting, no? I’m thinking he may end up getting the VP ticket. Him or Obama. Him or Obama or Edwards.

What a fun, unexpected past few days. Lani, josh and WARCRAFT migrated north from LA for the winter break and i got to catch up with them mid-flight. Seeing as I’m pretty sure those are the same three people who have recently told me they’ve looked at this blog, there’s nothing really to say except that was really fun guys. Holler.

Today at the shelter I heard the second most heart-wrenching story i’ve heard to date from a resident. So angry at the fucking system. All of the systems. BAH


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