Trumping Religion

Friedrich_Kaulbach_-_Krönung_Karls_des_GroßenFor those still attempting to “explain” the Trump victory in South Carolina last week, the reasoning now turns to religion and to a comparison of The Donald to ANOTHER RELIGIOUSLY CHOSEN LEADER who was “seen in the same way” that Trump is supposedly seen by his South Carolina supporters.

The problem, of course, is that religion in the United States is much more diverse and much more pragmatic than it was during the Middle Ages of Europe. How else do you explain the bizarre spectacle of a leading LDS media figure calling for a fast for a leading Southern Baptist, most of whom, in my experience, would not agree with LDS theology at all?

The answer lies in the truth that our beliefs about our religious beliefs are far more about our beliefs in our politics than they are about our faith.

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Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on February 22, 2016, in 2016 Presidential, Donald Trump, Elections and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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