Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sarah Palin's Apocalypse (video)


American News Project: Would biblical prophecies influence Palin's foreign policy positions? Nobody's asking her so far.

Does Sarah Palin believe in the Anti-Christ? Does she believe true Christians will be whisked up to heaven sometime in the near future? Does she expect Jesus to come back to earth in our lifetimes and battle the armies of Satan? Would biblical prophecies about Armageddon influence her foreign policy positions on Israel and Russia? These are urgent questions the media have failed to ask. According to Chip Berlet, a leading expert on the Christian right, mainstream reporters tend to view apocalyptic fundamentalists as a "silly little side show" in American political life, when, in fact, one of their own may soon be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world.

2 comments:

noamzs said...

For the most part, that video is full of shit. They are trying to portray Palin as a woman with a fundamentalist mission. While they are probably right about her religious beliefs, the fact is that this is an ignorant woman. The soundbites from the two television interviews were used out of context. She was not expressing an extreme viewpoint or ideology, she was merely responding to a question about which she knew nothing.

Eric said...

I have to disagree with you, noamzs, and here's why.

The video asks questions, questions that need to be answered. And in that context the soundbites fit perfectly in this video.

Sarah Palin believes that the US mission in Iraq and a gasline are justified acts, justified by God, acts in need of our prayers (yes, yours too, noamzs.)

The last part of the video is about people, some of which have shaped her religious fundamentalist believes, many connected to the Wasilla Church of God. And that's a scary scenario if you ask me. Or does one have to be an atheist to see that?

The mainstream media SHOULD ask her questions about religion; it's their task to figure out all that is important about her.

Democracy Now! has more worrying footage: Sarah Palin and the Wasilla Church of God

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