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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Republicans: Religion Trumps Science

Religion is the number one reason why Republicans have lost their credibility and control of the United States government since the disastrous administration of George W. Bush. Religion and the ghost of GWB cost John McCain the election in 2008 and Mitt Romney the presidency in 2012. Religion is the reason why Democrats hold a majority in the Senate.
The Democrats have made a huge mess of things under the Barack Obama administration. By all rights then, Republicans should have a field day in the 2014 interim elections, and the next presidential election in 2016 as well. 

But the Republicans’ never-ending extremist fixation on the subject of evangelical religion together with their utter intolerance on social issues will likely do them in again if they don’t get their act together.
More than half of those who identify as Republican, for example, believe that religion trumps science.
In the 21st century it’s become mighty hard for most reasonable people to give political credence and credibility to those who actually believe in crazy things like the biblical scriptures literally; that the earth is only 6,000 years old; that an imaginary being that resembles a man created not only the earth but the entire cosmos in six days; and that all living things, including humans were created in an instant in their present forms.
That’s right. Shockingly, despite Charles Darwin’s famous scientific discovery more than 150 years ago, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, more than half of all Republican’s today (57% of them) categorically reject the documented scientific fact of evolution by natural selection solely because it contradicts their biblical creation fantasy.
In fact, whenever any scientific fact contradicts their fantasy they will tell you with a straight face that religion trumps science. The poll found that: overall fully one-third of all Americans actually believe the incredible biblical creation story that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time,” even though there is no evidence whatsoever to support that belief.
So, most Republicans today – more than ever before -- reject outright the entire factual foundation for the science of biology, not to mention geology and many other established scientific disciplines.
Yes, disbelief in science among Republicans is actually on the rise nowadays while the vast majority of Democrats, Independents and virtually all Libertarians agree that science trumps religion.
I don’t know about you, but I could never bring myself to vote for a candidate who rejects the scientific fact of evolution no matter how much I agreed with that person on other issues. Those Republicans have zero credibility in my mind.
Reasonable people are just not going to vote for a Republican who believes that religion trumps science. 

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