Sunday, June 10, 2007

Religious Faith and Politics

The time is drawing near once again for another presidential election. And as the big day closes we are going to be hearing a lot from both major parties about God and faith. Hillary Clinton has already told us all about how the power of prayer and her faith in Jesus has helped keep her marriage together.

So if the candidates are taking questions about their close relationship to various mythical figures, I'd like to ask a few myself.

Will the new Sinestro Corps present a serious threat to the Green Lantern Corps and destabilize galactic order?

And which of four Green Lanterns would you most like to see battle Sinestro and his evil minions: Hal Jordon, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, or Kyle Rayner? Or would you, as president, call upon The Guardians of the Universe from the planet Oa to ask all four Green Lantern's to fight for earth in the event that the Sinestro Corps tries to take over sector 2814?

Do you also recognize the threat posed by the Legion of Doom? What steps would you take to ensure that neither Lex Luthor nor Gorilla Grodd got their hands on weapons grade Kryptonite, which would render Superman powerless should they decide to launch an assault on civilization?

Do you believe that the home of Wonder Woman- the island of Themyscira is inhabited exclusively by women? And if so, wouldn't that be a more logical place to find ways of dealing with a promiscuous, cheating husband than mere prayer?

And of course, there are also questions that need to be addressed about the possibility of an early Borg invasion or one from the Dominion out of the Gamma Quadrant if the prophets or wormhole aliens decide to open the wormhole next to Bajor a little early.

All of these questions deserve some sort of answer because they mean almost as much about a person's character and their ability to lead a nation as any questions about their personal relationships with the Bible, God, or Jesus Christ do.



Anonymous said...

We recently had an election to legalize "table gaming" at a local race track. The christian zealots were out in full force trying to defeat the measure, using lies in their effort.
A good sign is that it passed 66% to 34%. I take it that the "christian nation" is on the decline and the secular nation of freedom and liberty shall rise above the doom and gloom of religious tyranny and radical christianity.
Conan the christian conqueror.

The Film Geek said...

I do worry just a bit about Guy Gardner fans. I hope John Edwards digs Hal or Kyle.

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Agreed on Guy Gardner, Film Geek.

But I'm afraid I'd have to go with the "Square John" Stewart over Rayner or Jordon.