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There are good things about Sarah Palin, though her downfall was predictable. And now, she wants even more war in the Middle East, this time against Iran. Oh, and less government, of course.

Palin belongs to the religious right. Most of these people see the US military as God’s instrument on earth. Those who resist God can, of course, be secretly tortured, imprisoned, and executed, not to say bombed and occupied, especially if the president is a Republican. She may even want to bring on the Second Coming, as if that were possible, by promoting the end of the world through a last world war — Armageddon. By the way, Gary North is the great expert on the religious right. If you want to learn more, read him.

UPDATE from Ken Reffner:

Some may doubt your claim that the Religious Right people “see the US military as God’s instrument on earth”.  As someone who attends a church that is composed of and run by Religious Right people, I can say that you are exactly correct.  In fact, many of them believe the US military is preventing complete chaos and wars from breaking out.  As a result, they are delaying the end of the world and the return of Jesus Christ.  You can’t make this stuff up!  There is a complete reverence of soldiers at church.  I would encourage every Second Coming believing Protestant to read Gary’s articles.  I learned things about my church’s beliefs that no one ever talks about for obvious reasons.

1:14 pm on February 10, 2010