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Like it or not, religion is at the forefront of the 2008 US Presidential elections. The Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life previously cited in MeFi threads examines many of the current intersections of religion and politics, domestic and abroad.
posted by Rykey (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
In the pandering olympics, the 'religion' event is always amusing. And by 'amusing' I mean scary.
posted by mullingitover at 1:55 PM on June 10, 2008


"At the forefront"? What?
posted by phooky at 1:58 PM on June 10, 2008


Like it or not, religion is at the forefront of the 2008 US Presidential elections.

For me race is at the forefront in 2008: I'm voting for the black guy.
posted by three blind mice at 2:00 PM on June 10, 2008


Maybe as a Muslim Obama can get us cheaper gas from the Middle East.
posted by Muddler at 2:01 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I wish that was the pewpewforum.org and it was all about the intersection of lasers and religion.
posted by cashman at 2:02 PM on June 10, 2008 [17 favorites]


this is a topic of deep interest to me. so that's why i'm a little disappointed that all of the links are from the Pew site.

i've gotta run, but when i get home later i'll try to help flesh this post out. there are a lot of helpful, thoughtful, thought-provoking articles/sites out there that deal with this topic.
posted by CitizenD at 2:03 PM on June 10, 2008


Muddler writes "Maybe as a Muslim Obama can get us cheaper gas from the Middle East."

As an Irishman, maybe McCain can get us cheaper Guinness from Ireland.
posted by mullingitover at 2:17 PM on June 10, 2008


As an Irishman, maybe McCain can get us cheaper Guinness from Ireland.

McCain already vetoed that plan.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:20 PM on June 10, 2008 [5 favorites]


Wikipedia on Pew Charitable Trusts, of which Pew Research Center is a beneficiary:

Joseph Pew and his heirs were politically conservative. The J. Howard Pew Freedom Trust had as its mission to "acquaint the American people with 'the evils of bureaucracy' and 'the values of a free market' and 'to inform our people of the struggle, persecution, hardship, sacrifice and death by which freedom of the individual was won.'"
posted by dydecker at 2:23 PM on June 10, 2008


Like it or not.

Not.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:34 PM on June 10, 2008


mullingitover and Blazecock Pileon with the great one-two punch of all time.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:35 PM on June 10, 2008


"At the forefront"? What?
posted by phooky at 4:58 PM on June 10


Yeah, don't believe everything the polls tell you. I'm sure the economy will be at the forefront of the minds of the voters who don't want the black Muslim guy to be President.
posted by Pastabagel at 2:38 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


These past 7 years have shown us Intelligent Design at its best.
posted by Postroad at 2:46 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, don't believe everything the polls tell you.

...and why not?
posted by sondrialiac at 2:47 PM on June 10, 2008


pew pew pew! La ciel est Obama, l'enfer est McCain...
posted by RollingGreens at 2:56 PM on June 10, 2008


McCain already vetoed that plan.

he's clearly going for the eviangelical vote
posted by pyramid termite at 3:03 PM on June 10, 2008


he's clearly going for the eviangelical vote

Don't they prefer candidates who can turn water into wine?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:09 PM on June 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


he's clearly going for the eviangelical vote

It seems to me he's appealing to persons of mixican heritage.
posted by napkin at 3:18 PM on June 10, 2008


he's clearly going for the eviangelical vote
Don't they prefer candidates who can turn water into wine?


fucking brilliant.
posted by CitizenD at 3:28 PM on June 10, 2008


Don't they prefer candidates who can turn water into wine?

that was before they ran a guy who couldn't turn beer into piss without fucking it up
posted by pyramid termite at 3:46 PM on June 10, 2008


I think it's safe to say that the electorate is being driven to drink, either way.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:53 PM on June 10, 2008


that's only because they can't afford to drive themselves
posted by pyramid termite at 4:00 PM on June 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


An atheist candidate for president would be in a very interesting position, as hell would immediately freeze over.
posted by Artw at 4:58 PM on June 10, 2008


that's only because they can't afford to drive themselves

Well played, sir.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:05 PM on June 10, 2008


McCain already vetoed that plan.

I guess we know who we won't be having a beer with.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:57 AM on June 11, 2008


the crux of this election will be, Which candidate would you most like to share a hookah with?
posted by mannequito at 11:55 AM on June 11, 2008


Bush?
posted by Artw at 12:02 PM on June 11, 2008




Well that would be pretty awesome. I think one might be needed.
posted by Artw at 9:51 AM on June 12, 2008


Apparently he's busy exorcising the Demon of Infrastructure from New Orleans.
posted by homunculus at 11:41 AM on June 12, 2008




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