Originally Posted by dex
The logic is way off:
Charles might have been a great NBA star but no where have I found that he is a religious and political scholar.
I agree with the last statement. Plus, it always does irk me a bit when someone uses their celebrity status to put forth their political point of view.
I believe he could not articulate his thoughts very well and his message just came off as emotional.
The positions he took and cited are a couple of emotional issues for many people. However, his basic message about most being hypocrites was right on. It is an indisputable fact. We all know this. Few follow the full set of principles espoused in the doctrine of their religious faith.
I find it kind of interesting. I have had political discussions for years with some people I know... they are super conservative on a number of issues. Now that they are older and worried about health care and SS being around, they are suddenly leaning towards the Democratic candidate. I ask myself what happened to those conservative principles. The answer is money and fear of financial instability. Those principles have a price and they are not willing to pay the price.
People often part with their convictions if money enters the equation.
There are some people that will stick with their convictions when the going gets tough and personal... but that population is very small.