Earlier today I wrote about Benjamin Franklin and his practical view of religion and rejection of unreasonable dogma. Reading Franklin gives me hope that it’s possible to elect brave, reasonable people — after all, this is the man that seized lightening from heaven. But then I open CNN and am reminded of what kind of people we elect instead. At an event for the Florida Family Policy Council, Bachmann linked weather to religion (again):
“At this moment in time we’re quite literally looking at a hurricane here in Florida. We’re looking at a political hurricane in this country. We are looking at a spiritual hurricane in our land. And it is time for each one of us to show up and suit up and stand up and realize that in this time and in this day we pour it out for Him.”
Someone’s walking in a fog, but it’s certainly not Franklin. Sigh.