Don't miss PTET's full SARAH PALIN coverage & rapture news!
Apparently one in four Americans though it was at least "somewhat likely" that Jesus would return to Earth in 2007. Unless I missed something, there's got to be a lot of disappointed people out there. Maybe next year?
In that vein, I wondered what God's own candidate for Vice President, Sarah Palin, thought of the matter. After all, if people are going to vote for her, it would be nice to know whether she'd intend sticking around for a whole four year term, or if she might vanish up at any moment, eaten by Cthulhu... Erm, I mean, taken up by the Lord.
A look around Google generated more heat than light on the topic. Sure, if she's not a "Dominionist Stalking Horse" she certainly looks like one...
And when you see Palin invoke God and the baby Jebus, as she did addressing her Church earlier this year, it's easy to suspect that she's a religious nut...
...But you know what? I don't buy that. I don't think Palin actually believes that "The Rapture" is imminent, or that Jebus wants world war three, or in teaching creationism or ID alongside evolution, or that rape vicims should be denied emergency contraception, or any of that bullshit.
I think Palin's cheer-leading for Christianity is political expediency, just as it is for Barak Obama and John McCain, and just as it was for George W. Bush.
Don't believe me? Then think what George W. Bush delivered for the evangelical community in the USA. Sweet F.A., that's what. That' also what a McCain/Palin presidency would deliver too.
Sure, if Palin actually does believe what her Church preaches about the End of Days and religion's proper role in American government, then everyone should be terrified. Luckily, I'm sure she doesn't.
UPDATE 9 SEPTEMBER:
'[Palin as Governor of Alaska] has basically ignored social issues, period," said Gregg Erickson, an economist and columnist for the Alaska Budget Report.' - Lake Wylie PilotDon't miss PTET's full SARAH PALIN coverage & rapture news!