Monday, April 19, 2010
Palin Wants a Theocracy, But Women Are Not Allowed to Be Imams
While we are spending trillions of dollars trying to get Muslim countries to abandon their sectarian, theocratic ideas of government and adopt secular government, our own Sister Sarah is driving the horse-cart in the wrong direction.
She wants a Theocracy.
What a fucking stupid idea. But considering the source...
Imagine all the people, killing each other over their nuanced beliefs in the same faith. Catholics and Mormons and Lutherans and Pentecostals. And it goes without saying that those of other faiths have strong feelings as well: Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Shintos, Muslims, etc.
You think this is a stretch? I doubt it. With separation of church and state, people have a sense that their religious beliefs are personal, not public. But start imposing particular religious practices and beliefs on people, and watch the result. Have you heard of the Iraq-Iran war? The Shia and Sunni still hate each other, killing each other regularly. And they are all Muslim.
I wonder is Sister Sarah stopped for a moment to think about what she is saying. It's not like her pentecostal faith promotes women in strong leadership positions. My guess: in a theocracy, she'd be hunting from the back of the helicopter.
I actually had a Mormon advocate theocracy to me as well. He wanted a government that imposed morality according to scripture. Well, my question was: Whose? I wonder if he considered the fact that if we actually did have a theocracy in the US, Mormons would be the minority. Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Mormon.
What this really comes down to is these biggots wanting to suppress anything and anyone different from them. The problem they are not considering: They may not be the biggots in charge.