Steven Waldman

Where to begin? Palin doesn’t belong to a Pentecostal church now. When she did, we don’t know if she spoke in tongues. And most important, Speaking in Tongues is a religious practice in which Christians feel the direct presence of the Holy Spirit. Is that really something to mock?
Did the Wa they run a cartoon ridiculing Joe Lieberman for thinking that God spoke through a burning Bush? Or Barack Obama for thinking that Jesus rose from the dead?
Here’s a general rule of thumb: if you look closely, every religion’s practices and beliefs seem idiotic to those who aren’t part of that faith. Yet they’re profoundly meaningful to those who believe.
Really best not to go there in a political campaign..
*I originally wrote Washington Post, but it was and the more I thought about it the more I thought the main culprit is the cartoonist himself

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