On the relative kookiness of astrology and mainstream religion
In light of blogger Jerome Armstrong's forays into the world of electoral astrology, Digby asks whether astrology really any nuttier than mainstream religion.
Trying to predict elections with astrology is on par with snake handling, faith healing, and the most bone-headedly literal beliefs about intercessionary prayer.
I question the strategic judgement of any consultant who thinks that astrology is a valuable predictive method.
It's the same worry I have about the judgement of our POTUS literally believes that he's on a mission from God, related to him in English sentences during regular heart-to-heart chats at the White House.
Religious belief isn't inherently crazy, and it's unfair to most religious people to equate their belief systems with those of snake-handlers, fortune-tellers, and people who use The Da Vinci Code to pick stocks.
At least most mainstream religious beliefs are carefully circumscribed to avoid giving believers the false impression that they have access to bankable magic information.