Dear Mr. Hitchens,
You are a twit. “Sarah Palin’s War on Science. The GOP ticket’s appalling contempt for knowledge and learning” should more aptly be named ‘Christopher Hitchen’s appalling contempt for knowledge and understanding”. The fear her religion drives in you is stunning especially considering you have never met the woman to discuss her actual views. And you are a world renowned writer???
Buck up, buddy and put on your big boy pants. You can be an atheist and she can be a Christian in the White House and the world is NOT going to fall apart. You mock her church and throw scurrilous charges that are not even valid in regards to how she practices her religion or how she has governed Alaska. It’s all stated just to scare the pee wads out of ignorant people to ensure they think she’ll start speaking in tongues to deliver us from abortion. Get a grip. Spiritual warfare is believed by many Christians across the world. It is a call for them to put on the armour of God to help them with their daily battles.Ephesians 6:10-20 (Today’s New International Version)The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Can you really be so frightened of a religion that promotes peace through prayer against spiritual attacks on us as individuals? Would it be so terrible to have a leader in the White House who prays that she will ignore temptations that will come to her? That she will pray additionally for her enemies and for the strength to speak the truth in love? You, my dear sir, have far more to be fearful of than Sarah Palin in the White House.
You don’t mention that, while she has stated that she doesn’t believe global warming is man made, she has stated that something needs to be done and is supportive of John McCain’s policies. You also don’t mention that she thinks that creationism can be taught in school along with evolution but that she is not doing anything to promote it. Your article is fear mongering at it’s finest.
I can only conclude that you are voting for Obama because of the irrational fear you have of God and that Sarah Palin has come to personify Christianity to you. Rest assured Mr. Hitchens, that the Lord loves you just a truly as he does the rest of us!