Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Truly Trivial

I suppose you can say that we have truly jumped the shark on the faith issue when something like this gets over half a million hits on YouTube.

I don’t know enough about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to know if it’s an accurate depiction of the faith, nor do I really feel like I want to find out. (And if I did, it wouldn’t be through a cartoon. I would have invited the handsome young missionary guys who knock on my door to come in for a little chat.) But it seems that the purpose of putting such a thing out is to keep the issue of a certain candidate’s religion on the table. Whether it’s the Republicans who are running against him or the Democrats who want to knock off a perceived front runner isn’t clear, but whatever the reason, it’s just another distraction.

We have gotten to the point, as Meliss McEwan notes, of debating whose religion is whackier than the other guys, as if any of that really matters. What’s got me worried is that people might think it matters…or listen to people who tell us that it does.

Oh, and lest you think I’m letting the Democrats off the hook, think again. This shit doesn’t fly, either.