Not electing religious head

The 2012 political campaign is getting under way, and the tired old question of religion is coming to the forefront as usual.

Not that people are really interested in religion, but it is a subject on which most have an opinion of what the other man believes, and hypocrisy becomes a useful weapon to destroy the opponent.

Not that people are really interested in Christianity; the numerous denominations within the Protestant faith testify to the fact that they cannot agree even among themselves.

Also, a man’s religion is only what he says it is, and there is no dipstick with which to measure.

Since the problems we are dealing with are secular and in the hands of elected representatives, morality is relative only as it pertains to the Constitution, law and order and the gross national product.

If the Constitution is respected, freedom will be protected and each man’s destiny will lie within the purview of his own dreams.

We are not electing a religious leader. Certainly one committed to the principles that Jesus taught should be desired by an intelligent and moral electorate. But I’m afraid if Jesus offered himself as a candidate, America would be the scene of another crucifixion.

A.G. Blackmon

Warrenville, S.C.

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