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a moment of silence

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Feb 16, 2007

The always formidable Mary Eberstadt has some pointed remarks on the Land of Amanda and the red states it needs to cajole:

Sophisticates and secularists have always titillated themselves by despising the Bible Belt. But professional Christian-bashers have never been as "embedded" in the liberal mainstream as they are today. And therein lies a problem for Democrats. More Amanda Marcottes are not what the party needs as it scrambles to re-establish its religious bona fides with wary red-staters. No wonder so many Democratic candidates are in church. Now they really have something to pray about.

Now if they could just get clear in their own minds which deity, exactly, they intend to address their orations to ...

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 18, 2007 3:17 PM ET USA

    These particular Dems probably pray, as do the Unitarians, to "To whom it may concern."

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 8:37 PM ET USA

    Has anyone heard the supposedly PRO LIFE JUNIOR SENATOR from Penn. make any comment onlife or his party's hatred of anything pro life. Mr. Casey definitely AIN'T his old man. He looks like another party hack completely beholden to the detestible Chuckie Schumer. Let's see if he "evolves."

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 3:18 PM ET USA

    Those who engage in political activity today are generally committed to a secular view of life. Focus is not on morality, but on access to material and socially experimental notions of equality. Catholics in general will be hard pressed to faithfully carry out the duties of office if elected to legislatures of higher office. Morality established by modern society enfranchises personal independence and equality among all sorts of behavior. The morality established by the founding fathers is gone

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 1:51 PM ET USA

    New Age is sooo ninties! Scientology is the 'in-thing' in Hollywood. Of course there are those that resist the trend. 'J-Lo' says she is 'committed' to remaining a catholic. Of course she does keep a copy of 'Dianetics' with her and is talking it up... but we can be assured that she "loves being a catholic." (I only know this because Scientology headquarters is located here in Clearwater, FL. The first time someone told me this I replied "The makers of Jello are Catholic?" )

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 1:18 PM ET USA

    Democrats pray to a "diety." They call it "talking to themselves."

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 1:16 PM ET USA

    Being earth worshippers, they pray to the Earth Goddess: Kyoto.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 16, 2007 12:31 PM ET USA

    "Now if they could just get clear in their own minds which deity, exactly, they intend to address their orations to ..." Democratic candidates believing in a "deity" [sic]? And actually praying to one, as if their prayers would be heard and possibly answered? You speak of Democratic candidates with which I am unacquainted.

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