I hope that the title of this little blog entry was surprising enough to get you to read this. I know that my little description of myself off to the right of the screen says that I hate hypocrites, and in theory that is still true. But I think I've found an exception to the rule.
That exception is the vast number of so-called christians who hold positions of power in our government. I'm glad that most of these christians are hypocrites instead of full-fledged, dyed-in-the wool, smote-you-in-the-eye chrisitans. You see, my theory is that many politicians claim to have "faith" and a "unflagging belief in god" in order to get elected. But, in actuality, many of them are faking. Oh, sure, they probably still "believe" in a god, but they don't really buy into the whole shebang of christianity.
By that I mean that many of them rarely, if ever, attend church services. And other than claiming faith and faking piety they don't do much of anything else that is religious. And I'm glad of this, because if everyone who claimed to be religious or "have faith" actually did, and actually acted that way, man, we'd be royally fucked. I think we'd be on the road to a theocracy in the good old US of A... and we aren't (which kinda backs up my thesis).
I know there are folks "out there" who sound the alarms that we are on the verge of a theocracy here, but that is just alarmist bullshit. It is true that we have a lot of religious bullshit where it does not belong (faith-based initiatives, god in the pledge of allegiance and on our money, religious stupidity dictating policy [as in no stem cell research], etc.)... but we are in no danger of using the bible as the law of the land. Shit, christians don't even know most of what is in the bible, so they'd have to learn that first.
Now do I wish that these politicians did not have to be hypocrites? Of course I do. But until more people start using their brain I embrace their hypocritical nature. Lie to us you fuckers! And make us like it!