Thursday, September 11, 2008

ACNM Ignores Palin's Belief System

The American Corporate News Media, as usual, has no idea how to deal with candidates for high office who have a history with twisted, bizarre belief systems, dominionist theology and the like.

They certainly knew how to deal with Obama's old pastor; use him to scare the hell out of white folks.

Will any news anchor or reporter ever question what this belief system does to a person's ability to govern all the people, rationally?

Obama's pastor noted, with more colorful language than I would have used, that America's chickens are coming home to roost (the 9/11 attacks?). The simple fact is that most of us who have traveled beyond our nation's borders and have done so without sticking with an American herd, called a tour, know that what Rev. Wright was saying is an opinion held by many, many people of other nations (and no, not just Arab/Muslim nations), as well as a large number of Americans. No one I know feels particularly gleeful about that knowledge, but we know it nonetheless. The cickens are coming hom to roost because of what various administrations and American business concerns have done to others around the world.

Our government and many corporations that are associated with America have been up to no good in other nations around the world for a very long time. I would be willing to bet that a majority of the people of this nation are clueless about many of the out-right crimes corporations and government (Is there really any difference anymore?) have committed.

What's worse, I can't help but wonder how many would care if they did know.

People are in an unbelievable twitter about Sarah Palin, making the choice to bring to term and raise a developmentally challenged child. She calls it her choice for life. A culture of life is what she wants the U.S. to be. Why doesn't one person....just one person to ask her to explain how we can have a culture of life when the very people who care so much for the life of a fetus don't care about life in general quite so much or, even, fetuses if they are not American christian fetuses.

These are the same people who backed and still back George Bush's war based on deception, fear-mongering and vengeance-seeking.

A task from God?

George Bush and his administration bore false witness against another person.

They did and said everything they possibly could to stir up fear in the hearts of Americans. Wasn't it Jesus who told us not to fear. Does that not, therefore, make fear-mongers the enemies of Christ? Surely Jesus would frown on lies for purposes of scaring people into making foolish errors in judgement

Did God not say that vengeance is better left to him?

How can a task of God be driven by lies, fear and hatred?

Even though me and more is coming out about Sarah Palin that could damage the McCAIN/PALIN ticket, the mainstream media continue to turn a blind eye on covering all the revelations.

The mainstream media has become the defacto public relations arm of the McCAIN/PALIN candidacy.

Pastor: GOP may be downplaying Palin's religious beliefs

Story Highlights

Sarah Palin belonged to Pentecostal church for more than two decades until 2002
Campaign: Palin is deeply religious, doesn't consider herself Pentecostal.

Pastor: Issues of belief could be misunderstood, played upon by people.

Speaking of the troops in Iraq, Palin says they were sent on "task that is from God"

By Randi Kaye
AC360° Correspondent

WASILLA, Alaska (CNN) -- For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.

She belonged to the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. But though she attended the church from her teenage years to 2002, the Alaska governor hasn't talked much about her religion since joining the Republican ticket.

Palin's former pastor, Tim McGraw, says that like many Pentecostal churches, some members speak in tongues, although he says he's never seen Palin do so. Church member Caroline Spangler told CNN, "When the spirit comes on you, you utter things that nobody else can understand ... only God can understand what is coming out of our mouths."

Some Pentecostals from Assembly of God also believe in "faith healing" and the "end times" -- a violent upheaval that they believe will deliver Jesus Christ's second coming.

"Our basic belief is that God is God and he knows where history is going and he has a purposeful plan and within the middle of that plan we live in an environment in our world where certain events would take place," says McGraw. "Sarah wasn't taught to look for one particular sign -- a cataclysmic sign. She knew as every Christian does ... that God is sovereign and he is in control."

McCain campaign says the governor doesn't consider herself Pentecostal.

Watch Palin's father talk about her religious upbringing »

McGraw says
Palin's Pentecostal roots may be being downplayed for a reason: "I think there may be issues of belief that could be misunderstood or played upon by people that don't know."

When asked by CNN about Palin's beliefs, campaign spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton would only say the Republican vice presidential candidate has "deep religious convictions.

Watch how Palin's religious roots formed »

But how might her religious beliefs impact policy in Washington if the Republican ticket is successful?

Palin's former pastor says he has no doubt her religious beliefs will influence her decision making when it comes to government policy. Regarding her desire to build an Alaskan pipeline and explore for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, McGraw told CNN, "Sarah knows that in Genesis, God creates the world and it's very good and that we're supposed to be caretakers in terms of not destroying the environment, so there's no way that Sarah is going to exploit or damage the Alaska tundra in the name of getting gas if she doesn't have to.

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