Watched a great documentary last night on Frontline called The Jesus Factor about the Christian evangelical faith of George W. Bush. It originally aired in April of 2004 and fascinatingly detailed the strategy that he his father's advisor had developed to appeal directly to the huge numbers of evangelical american citiizens. George W. played a big part in helping his not really religious father keep the Whitehouse, and later perfected the technique for himself, enabling him to easily win the Governnorship of Texas, and the two subsequent Presidencies that everyone up here is so happy about.
Some interesting comments from the leader of an Interfaith association about the theological implications of venerating the United States as 'The Light' while vowing to destroy evil-doers, and the whole "if you're not with us, you're for terrorism" approach.
Watch it here.(Show's how often I watch Frontline, but you can view many of the episodes via streaming video on their website and apparently have been able to since 2001)
It reminded me of a documentary that I heard on CBC radio a few years ago about the theological implications of professional athletes using their love of God as a kind of 'performance enhancer' It concentrated on professional Football Players, a large percentage of whom are apparently Christians, and where many coaches encourage it.
"Just proves that Christians win more than other people. Nothing wrong with that is there?"