Almost got into an accident the other day, and it didn't even involve cell phone usage. A 50's balding guy in a convertable tried to occupy the same space and time as my car, but I was able to swerve away and beep the horn to warn him that this was physically impossible. He did some more swerving back and forth and gestured oddly at me before slowing down to a speed better befitting a legally blind person while his heart tried to catch up with his adrenal glands.
There are a lot of stories in the news that give me the same feeling that I get when someone is not paying attention on the road and swerves into me. Yeah, most of them involve the president.
Bush was telling us we're all sinners yesterday. Amazing he thinks he has any authority on religious matters. My honest first thought on that statement was that he was welcome to lodge it deeply into the recesses of his sigmoid colon. Sure, the guy is welcome to be religious, he's welcome to hold an opinion, and I'm welcome to think he's a dolt for imagining that I would care whether he thinks I'm a sinner or not. I'll take moral advice from that man about the same time I decide it's a good idea to abandon my National Guard post. I'll take moral advice from him on the same day I take workplace sexual conduct advice from Bill Clinton.
Bush's statements were made in the context of homosexuality and gay marriages. People are correctly interpreting the statements as meaning that he thinks homosexuals are sinners by virtue of their lifestyle. Again, that's what his faith appears to be telling him. However, I don't see what that has to do with the law. Laws aren't meant to get you to lead a less sinful life, or to punish sinners, are they? Laws are supposed to help in establishing an orderly society in a fair manner. And what gays are concerned about with this whole marriage issue is that it is not fair to exclude certain kinds of unions.
Bush and his ilk want to force their view of "family" on the rest of us.
A family is defined by the love which binds it together and the way it acts as a cooperative for the good of all members.
But, further baffling me, there are all these folks that believe the world is on its way to a messy end with the second coming of their lord. Many of these folks believe this is going to happen soon, and that their real life is going to take place in heaven. If this is so, why cant they leave secular matters to we humanists? I mean, what the heck do they care what homosexuals are doing if they're irredeemable sinners? They won't see them in heaven, so let them have their unions. No?
Why do these people care so much about what other people are doing?
Someone once told me that liberals are driven by a worry that someone else might be making money. I'm beginning to think that many conservatives are driven by an idea that someone else might be "getting some."