Recently the Governor of the fine state of Indiana sat down for an interview.
(Special thanks to BlagHag)
Mr Daniels starts off ok…
I don’t talk about these things too openly for two reasons.One is [that] although faith is very central to me, I also take very seriously the responsibility to treat my public duties in a way that keeps separate church and state and respects alternative views.
Secondly, I’ve sometimes referred to it as a Matthew 6 Christian. If you read that chapter, it’s the one that talks about praying in private, not giving your alms in public, not being ostentatious about your faith. And I’ve always liked that notion and thought that was a pretty important instruction.
No problems for me there. If that’s what you want or like – knock yourself out. All I ask is that you leave me out of it. Sadly, the interview went on….
To me, the core of the Christian faith is humility…
Really? How humble is it to tell others that you have a direct line to a man with ultimate power and that you will go to a nice place and live forever. Oh and if you don’t agree, you will burn in HELL forever. Not my definition of humility! Oh lord it’s hard to be humble, when you perfect in every way….
But wait there’s more.
Our country was founded -this is just an historic fact; some people today may resist this notion but it is absolutely true- it was founded by people of faith. It was founded on principles of faith. The whole idea of equality of men and women [and] of the races all springs from the notion that we’re all children of a just God. It is very important to at least my notion of what America’s about and should be about and I hope it’s reflected most of the time in the choices that we make personally.
I love when people say things like, “this is just an historic fact” then speak untruths. Now it’s true that many of the founders were “people of faith”, however, many were not. Most would fail the modern standard for Christian. The idea that Christianity suggests that women are equal to men is a joke. Take any bible and flip to almost any page and you can read that women are NOT equal to men. Note: This is not my view! The founding fathers did not think women were equal and they sure did not think that all races were equal. What a bizarre world Mr. Daniels must have in his head.