Before I continue, I must say I am in no way a fan of Huckabee (or Santorum); I don’t meddle in politics lest I add my inadequacy to the mix. Matter of fact, I just knew of Huckabee last week from the video. And I don’t know his stand on gods and the like.
But there are some things I do know. And that I wish to share.
Now, on gods and other things that rule the consciousness of human minds… my intuition maintains that this supreme is the same across religions and creeds. Culture has only interpreted this differently across the world. The Greek Zeus = The Hindu Vishnu = The Islamic Allah = The Christian God = The Jewish YHWH. But interpretations of his disposition is heavily influenced by cultures. With the ability to communicate across cultures, the different interpretations become known to different creeds. Now the dominance attribute of humans kicks right into play. This gives rise to sayings like “What heresy!” and “Down with the infidels” and so on.
On Huckabee, you must understand his disposition of God comes from the Christian fold. What he hinted to is the morals that kept the Christians in history. This is a viable argument since there is written documentation on human life if such morals are followed (a.k.a The Bible). The “removal of God from schools” is a new frontier America is not yet used to. Breaking into a frontier unknown and an undocumented time frame in life would cause backlash from any avid follower of any creed. And what he says is true. Since there is no written documentation directing this new path of life America is taking, it will surely end in mishap (lighter put: happenstances which metaphors do not yet exist to conceptualize its meaning …ok maybe that’s more complicated)
Now on what you should not complicate. When a man speaks about God (“and other nonsense”), enter the framework of their religion and understand where they come from. Then, in your understanding, expand this into the creeds you know while keeping the translations in the presented concepts true.