I still haven’t watched the speech but I hear it was pretty good. That’s not surprising–Obama is easily the most thoughtful and eloquent politician we’ve ever seen.
But here’s the thing that really bothers me: it’s that these politicians feel the need to pony up some sort of “faith” or “spirituality,” as if not having it makes them unfit for their job. So they have to pander, and play up their beliefs in order to win over what I consider to be the weak demographic of Americans: those who think that having faith in some higher being gives them a superiority and insight that the non-believers do not have.
This is, unfortunately, the majority of my fellow citizens, and yes, I find it to be a major flaw in character.
Of course, we put “God” on our money, so what should I expect?