by btchakir, Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 10:14:07 AM EST
In his speech the other day defending his Mormonism, Mitt Romney tied himself together with other religions, but failed to say that he was campaigning for those non-believers who are atheists or agnostics. In fact he said about non-believers:
"It is as if they're intent on establishing a new religion in America - the religion of secularism. They're wrong."
This was very different from the Kennedy speech of almost 5 decades ago when JFK, defending the fact that he was Catholic, supported the separation of church and state and made it clear he was running on behalf of ALL Americans.
Romney has made himself an attachment to the religious conservatives who want to establish their beliefs as PART of government. So what will happen to the secularists?
Well... he knows they're wrong. They cannot be part of a unified belief like a religionist.
That leaves folks like me questioning what the next stage will be if someone like Romney or, gosh!, Huckabee gets elected.
Will schools no longer teach evolution in biology?
Will carbon dating be rejected beyond, say, six thousand years?
Will the universe become a short order on the menu of eternity?
What happened to keeping religion out of government?