Tribune columnist Joe Joetopia Tarica invited Republican women to justify why they remain in a party with an agenda so blatantly against their genders interests (Aug. 26). In the update (Sept. 2), he discussed the replies. He thanked the responders and suggested people should maintain mutual respect for one another despite their political differences.
Thats all very nice. Now I wish Joe would address the compartmentalization, cognitive dissonance, rationalizations and willful blindness of evangelical Christians wholl vote for the Koch brothers Dream Team (Romney and Ryan).
Anyone familiar with Paul Ryan knows hes a disciple of atheist, anti-Christian novelist Ayn Rand, whose books express contempt for religion while exalting greed and selfishness. There is no greater moral divide than between Rands philosophy and the Gospels. Rand despised everyone beneath the ruthless industrial titans she revered. The American middle class were second handers, while working people, the poor, the infirm and the weak were parasites, moochers and a drain on society.
Now, what sort of person embraces an ideology like that? What would Jesus think? When the fundamentalists vote God this November, well once again see its still all about money and power. God just comes along for the ride.