He complained that Pres. Bush speaks in code words to Christians by using words like "liberty" in a recent speech. He complained that the book of Genesis in the Bible teaches that the Earth is flat, and is nonsensical because Light is created on the first day, but the Sun is not created until the fourth day.
The Genesis story of creation certainly has many problems, but Hedges sure picked some stupid attacks. Genesis does not say that the Earth is flat. We now know that the light was created billions of years before the Sun. There was light in the first few seconds of the Big Bang. It then took billions of years for stars to form, and billions of years more for those to supernova and die, making star like our Sun possible.
The Bible was written long before modern cosmology. What is Hedges' excuse?
The closest thing Hedges said to an actual fact was this:
45 Senators and 186 members of the House of Representatives earned between 80 to 100% approval rating from the 3 most influential Christian Right advocacy groups, the Christian Coalition, Eagle Forum, and the Family Research Council.I have no idea whether these figures are correct or not, but I do know that Eagle Forum is not a Christian Right group. It has no religious affiliation. The same could be true about the Family Research Council for all I know. If anything, these figures would show that these 3 groups are in the mainstream, and not fringe groups like The Nation magazine.
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