Why do Democrats need a reference to an imaginary being?
The Democratic party platform has been changed to re-include a deity in it. My position, I detest the Dems being theocratic in anyway, but at least they aren't the party of pure theocracy that is the Republican party. A party with people like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum who believe that America should be led by the dictates of 3000 year old goatherders.
See, there was a vote during the Democratic convention and it required a 2/3 voice vote of the delegates for a reference to this supposed god to be included in the platform. It took three votes and I do not believe that even during the third vote, there were 2/3 of the delegates saying yes instead of no to the inclusion.
Look, I know that most Americans still want their politicans to believe in an invisible being that supposedly sees you when you are sleeping, and knows when you are awake. A good percentage of Americans want a god that is focused upon your sex life. But can't the Dems get some courage and tell America that we don't need non-existing deities when we have a great product of Enlightenment/ humanism known as as the Constitution? A document with no reference to a god, especially the god of the Christian bible?
So supposedly this was an embarrasment to the Democratic party, says media observers, because the Dem delegates didn't embrace this lite form of theocracy in their platform. No, it was a Dem party that expresses the will of many members of that party, who don't even believe in a god. They are free to reject or denounce efforts to put religious language in the Democratic party platform. If not having a god in our Constitution was good enough for the Founding Fathers, it is good enough for those Democratic party delegates.