The oath of office is well-known and traces its heritage to Washington's oath written for the Continental Army. Unlike Washington's oath, however, this oath contains four final words: "So Help Me God."
Last Thursday, despite being in violation of a plethora of its own regulations, the Department of Defense allowed a whole bunch of uniformed military personnel to participate in Shirley Dobson's National Day of Prayer Task Force event on Capitol Hill.
Are Americans becoming less religious? While church affiliation is probably declining, don't expect the atheist revolution anytime soon: Over one half of young Americans now believe in the notion that invisible, non-corporeal entities called "demons" can take control of human beings.
At the debut of his film Monumental, Cameron promised that "much more is coming" and he hinted at a strategy to educate and mobilize Christians to save the country. It's now a bit clearer what he meant.
Rick Perry, who has seemingly been governor of Texas since The Alamo began to look like a questionable career move, is now ready to throw his 10-gallon hat, frothy intellect and custom-made cowboy boots into the national political ring.
Apparently God loves Republicans. Which is fine. God loves everyone so why not Republicans? But the Republicans He loves also seem convinced that He agrees with most of their talking points. That got me to questioning Divine Intervention neutrality.
No matter what the talking heads might say about Bachmann's so-called dominionist philosophies or Rick Perry's right-wing leanings, they are first and foremost politicians -- answering to a higher call that ends at the ballot box.
Does Sarah Palin share with millions of other evangelicals a nightmare vision of an approaching global battle between Godly Christians and evil Satanic agents of the Antichrist in the End Times? We need to know if Palin shares the vision of an apocalypse soon.
Sarah Palin is a "Dominionist" with an apocalyptic End Times theological viewpoint that sees the war in Iraq as part of God's plan. That's different than practicing a form of "Dominion Theology" or "Christian Reconstructionism."