I watched all three installments of "God's Warriors" and I'm relieved it is over. Last night's show on Muslims brought out the Christian Amanpour I remembered. She smirks and giggles with the Islamofacists. Nothing much as far as depth of content, no news. Tonight was Christianity night. She has the last interview with Jerry Falwell, taped one week before his death. She highlights his Liberty University and its new law school. She goes into the Supreme Court's 'sharp turn' to the right. Well, after years of wishy washy judicial legislating from the bench, I guess getting back to the Constitution is a switch for her. She speaks with a legal advisor to CNN about the upcoming election in 2008 and how the next president will probably install at least 2 more justices, with John Paul Stevens being 86 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 74. Horrors. Might be more conservatives. I guess all the years it was packed with liberals was normal, though. She concludes the country goes to hell in a handbasket if a Republican wins the White House again. She looked surprised that the outside of the Supreme Court building has religious references.
She brings back Jimma Carter to speak about that horrible Christian in the White House now and the evil religious right in the country. See, he's a born again Christian, but he's a good one. So superior for such a traitor to our country during a time of war. Such a bitter old man.
Clinton was dragged in because he has joined with Carter in forming a new organization of the Southern Baptists. He didn't like the original group and broke away in 2000 after he thought they were too conservative. You know, when I think of forming new religious organizations, Bill Clinton doesn't leap to the front of my list. Maybe it's just me. He and Hillary are quite religious, when the cameras are rolling. Or running for office and need some personal tidbits.
The amusing part is that liberals are so intrigued that those of strong religious faith actually try to live their faith in everyday life. Those who view themselves as intellectuals consider the deeply religious among us as stupid people. How could an educated person let religion guide them?
I am not a member of a church. Like my husband, I was raised in the Presbyterian church. We were married in the Unitarian-Universalist Church. We joined a Presbyterian church in Lafayette, LA when we lived there but rarely attended services. It is what it is. I say live and let live. I don't think saying a prayer at a graduation ceremony destroys the fabric of our society. I think we will all survive. I say prayers and believe myself to be a spiritual person on some level. Traveling to a specfic building on certain days doesn't seem necessary to me.
I keep thinking of a statement I heard once, there are no atheists on death beds.
Peace be to us all.