Bible Religion

Religion in Government 20 Years Ago

When I spend 10 minutes stretching my back on my inversion table I often read poetry or old cartoon books. This is from Tom Toles’ Mr. Gazoo: A Cartoon History of the Reagan Era, 1987.

Ronald Reagan (runninng up the steps into a cathedral-like church building): Politics and religion DO mix.

RR (sitting in a pew in the empty building): I need something to bash Mondale with.

Voice from Above: Love your enemy.

RR: That’s no good. Something else.

VA: Whatever you do for the least of these you do for me.

RR: Nope. Try again.

VA: It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

RR: (sitting silent)

RR (running out of the building): Of course, religioin shouldn’t be FORCED on anybody.

RR: Now I remember why I never go in there.

You know, we could substitute a lot of different people for the RR character in this little scenario.

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