Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Politics and Pie

You know what? I'm really frustrated about the conversations about faith that our presidential candidates are engaging in. There are so many important issues that we should be exploring right now and faith is not one of them. Faith should not be a requirement for running for public office. If we expect an individual to represent us in government, that individual should not be running around promoting a particular religious belief. No should he/she be encouraged to do so. Jimmy Carter was especially eloquent about this in his book OUR ENDANGERED VALUES. Carter is a very forthright and visible Christian but he realized that as President, he had to set those beliefs aside. Obviously, faith and religion are a large part of our lives and who we are. (whether you believe in something or not) But as politicians, these people are charged with doing a particular job. And faith isn't in the job description.

In other news, I saw the movie WAITRESS last week. Loved it!!! Didn't know anything about it but Mom wanted to go. It was sort of "Fried Green Tomatoes" meets "Woman on Top." (the cooking movie with Penelope Cruz) The movie follows a small-town waitress who has a talent for making pies. And a rotten husband. And a BIG problem. It was very charming and heart-warming. I recommend it if you are looking for a non-blockbuster movie.

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