Religion poisons Obama’s campaign
Sam Harris has some insights into What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say about the incendiary race rhetoric of Obama’s longtime pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr.
For the record: TART Remarks commented on Wright’s approach as early as 30 April 2007, and again on August 13.
I am much impressed by the Illinois senator’s presidential campaign. Can the man deliver a speech, or what!
Of course I expected that he’d have to make overtures to the religious – you don’t win the White House if you do not subscribe to the delusion of God – but I was nevertheless sickened by his February 5 Boise, Idaho statement: “I’ve bin’ goin’ to the same church for 40 years, praisin’ Jesus!”
Obama’s candidacy is invigorating, yet also depressing, “for it demonstrates that even a person of the greatest candor and eloquence must still claim to believe the unbelievable in order to have a political career in [the USA]. We may be ready for the audacity of hope. Will we ever be ready for the audacity of reason?” asks Harris.
Religion poisons Obama’s campaign. Religion poisons. Period.