what in the holy hell? (pun intended)

December 7, 2007

Not that I’d vote for him anyway but what type of dope is Mitt Romney on:

“Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone,”

No, I really don’t think so and I think Thomas Jefferson agrees with me.

Massachusetts: You can keep your governor, kthxbai.

9 Responses to “what in the holy hell? (pun intended)”

  1. Fazefao Says:

    It is really strange what is happening in the US. As someone from Europe it really starts to righten me to see that for so many people it is important that the person at the top is a religious fundamentalist.

    I mean, all fundamentalists claim that they hear the voice of good – and at the moment it doesn’t look like that this makes anything better on this planet. Also, statistically it means that almost all people except some few which do believe the “right” ™ god only hear the echo of their own thoughts instead of some god.

    Shouldn’t most people get a least the hint that there might be something wrong with the fundamental idea of religious fundamentalism?

  2. skvidal Says:

    Fazefao, I completely agree. It scares me to no end that many people in my country seem to think that secular leaders of our government are some how inappropriate.

    According to adherents.com 14% of the US population is non-religious/secular/atheist/agnostic. But apparently, this portion of the population isn’t free (according to Romney) and doesn’t matter.

    So sad.


  3. We don’t want him back!

  4. Paul Stauffer Says:

    There was dancing in the streets of Boston when he resigned the Governorship. Please don’t make us un-dance, cuz that’s just awkward.

  5. stickster Says:

    History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.

    — Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, Dec. 6, 1813.


  6. It is so easy for people to confuse ‘faith’ and ‘religion’… I know I used to quite a bit. Faith is what is key.. be it the faith that ‘Free Software’ is better when we can’t prove some of the ‘betterness’ of it mathematically/scientifically. Religion is in the end an attempt to put the feeling of faith in a bottle. That religion can be in the form that you have to genuflect 4 times in the direction of RMS before you make a package to that this particular license is the one true license and all others are frauds.

  7. skvidal Says:

    smooge,
    Maybe I’m not getting your point but freedom doesn’t require faith, either.

  8. George Says:

    This sounds like one of those idiot soundbites, it sounds good at first look but when you see what it means its just stupid. Like all those “Life is like a…” lines.

    Freedom does not require religion, and religion thrives without freedom. Hell, if one were to stretch Marx a little, religion would particularly endure in a world without freedom.


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