Conservatives for Palin is the most prominent pro-Palin blog around the blogosphere. It published a piece by C. Brooks Kurtz, a professed atheist, attacking Obama’s position, or lack thereof, on the Mosque at Ground Zero. Kurtz writes:

I agree with Gov. Palin’s Facebook Note regarding what he thinks about the appropriateness of putting, what’s the AP’s term for it, a Mosque near Ground Zero. The idea is monstrous, and that it’s not just being considered but well on its way of coming into furition is a tragedy. He’s [Obama’s] the one that brought it up – in prepared comments, no less – so yeah, we get how he respects religious freedom, but El Presidente, what do you think about the wisdom of putting this mosque at this location?

Kurtz also expresses a great way to view the religion of others:

Raised in a fundamentalist religious tradition, I long ago concluded that a person’s religion is often one of the least-interesting things about them; I would add that like one’s private parts, one’s religion is best kept out of public view (I don’t know who coined that phrase, but I know it wasn’t me).

I’m almost with Kurtz in his non-religious views; I maintain the Den Beste exception that one cannot rule out the possibility that there is an undetectable (to us) supreme being called Fred. Be that as it may, his post suggests why non-religious people can be attracted to Sarah Palin’s political positions. Atheists have a very poor record as leaders. Kurtz writes:

Nations run by atheists don’t tend to do so well in part because the atheists who strive for political power tend to be people like Barack Obama: humorless, busybody know-it-alls who aren’t content with anything other than absolute power. It is galling to them to know that there are people breathing the same air who believe differently then them.

Lenin, Stalin and Mao confirm Kurtz’s observation. If you know absolute truth then you can wield absolute power.

I may disagree with Sarah Palin’s religious views but I trust her political and moral views. She may come from a different view but she ends up in the same place. She believes in America’s potential and its glorious past. That’s all I need to know.

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