After being away for three weeks, most of the time without Internet access I came back and tried to catch up with reading newsgroups, including alt.religion.christian.east-orthodox and everyone was droning on and on about Sarah Palin, to the excusion of almost any other topic.
The way her fans talked about her and magnified her, one would think she was more honourable than the cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the seraphim. To her detractors, she was worse than the Whore of Babylon. To those of us who don’t live in the USA, she was a crashing bore, or rather turned everyone else into one.
There are something like 35000 newsgroups on Usenet, including several devoted to the discussion of US politics, so why couldn’t the people who wanted to discuss Sarah Palin go and have at each other there rather than in an Orthodox Christian forum?
It’s not that I’m not interested in politics, but on an Orthodox forum, if there are to be political discussions, they should at least make some reference to theology.