Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wow, I feel this way too

by shamanic

Chuck Colson, in WaPo's "On Faith" section:
The more difficult question is whether I would vote for a pagan for public office. The answer is that on one hand I fully respect the fact that there should be no religious test for public office; on the other hand, I would have great difficulty supporting an explicit Wiccan or pagan for high public office. There are tenets of their belief that, I think, are incompatible with the requirements of American democratic governance.
I feel exactly this way about "explicit" religionists of any stripe. I am a person of profound but private faith, and I'm deeply cautious about those in public life who wave theirs, because they so often end up hitting those near by.

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