Courtesy of Mediaite:
Bill Maher ended his show last night by saying Ben Carson‘s Seventh-day Adventist faith should disqualify him from becoming president (after mocking Carson for his portrait with Jesus).
He brought up how Seventh-day Adventists believe in the imminent Second Coming of Christ and how the original prediction that it would happen in 1844 didn’t pan out. It was called “The Great Disappointment,” and Maher drew the line politically at a candidate who’s not so sure about “the earth staying.”
He said the “stupid media” should be asking more “Jesus freaks” running for office if they believe the world is ending and when.
You know I was actually going to write a post on this very subject, but did not get around to it.
This is EXACTLY why I campaign so hard to get religion the fuck out of politics.
Anybody who thinks that, due to some bullshit prophecy in a ancient book, the world is supposed to end on their watch should be kept as far away from the nuclear launch codes as possible.
And if you think I am being histrionic then let me remind you that George W. Bush used the biblical prophecies of "Gog and Magog" to justify HIS invasion of Iraq.
Yeah that's a real thing that happened in the 21st Century and all of us allowed it to fucking happen.
If I had my way I WOULD have a religious test for politicians. And that test would be very simple, if you rely on religious faith to guide your choices in place of your critical thinking skills then you do NOT get to hold any political office in this country.