Why Politicians Shouldn't Be Theologians
And from the Daily Star again on June 30th:
"People don't always do what they should do," he said.
Anyway, he said, it's little different from religion, which he also said is based on incentives.
"What does God say? Do what you're supposed to do and I will reward you with eternal life in heaven," Osterloh said. "The only thing that we're saying is do what you're supposed to do and vote and we'll reward you with $1 million."
Osterloh said the concept of rewards is not so odd. He said it actually comes from the Bible — that if you do the right thing, you get into heaven.So, there you have it. Good reason why politicians shouldn't be theologians -- because they apparently don't understand the Bible. Osterloh's works-based scenario, besides being unethical, is just a cheap way of garnering support from religious conservatives. Unfortunately, it will probably work, since most Christians don't understand theology either.
"If incentives are good enough for God, they're good enough for Arizona," he said.