Skip to comments.Obama’s Former Faith Adviser: ‘I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying’
Posted on 01/29/2012 8:37:50 PM PST by Tigen
CNSNews.com) Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about God and Politics that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing.
I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying, said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Casey made the remarks at an event focusing on religion and the 2012 presidential election at the liberal Center for American Progress where he was a panelist along with Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Hispanic Evangelical Coalition.
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Envy is the root cause of most theft, destruction, violence, murder, war, and voting Democrat. Envy though springs from vanity/pride so theologians might say pride is the root cause of all evil.
Envy is what sparks human evolution which occurs mostly during tribal warfare. If it wasn't for envy we would still be in the Garden of Eden happily eating grubs from a stick.
Religion provides a significant competitive advantage during war. The Neanderthals were not religious but the modern humans were and the Neanderthals got killed off.
Good insights. The Anthropoligical manifestation of envy is something I did not think about. The early Communists knew they were playing with a powerful force of man’s nature.
Speaking of ‘Ethics’:
Of course he´s glad. In league with hussein, he wants to destroy the United States too.