The just concluded presidential election in Brazil has revealed once more the essence of de-emphasizing religion and even spiritual elements in electoral matters.
Jair Bolsonaro, the incumbent president of Brazil that just got walloped in an election conducted and contested by him has proven to us that God, in His infinite mercy, does not meddle in the election of men in a well-run democracy.
While President Jair Bolsonaro went everywhere campaigning and getting all the prayers of the Christian faithful in his country, the former president, Lula Da Silva whom he once jailed for corruption was seen as a backslider, someone who aids and abets corruption.
Surprisingly, by the time the last vote would be counted, the “corrupt Lula” trounced the “holy Jair.” Why would the Holy Lord allow this to happen? This is the question Political Science seeks to answer.
In politics, the god factor is purely a human construct meant to deceive and curry the people’s support. For discerning citizens, politics and politicians should be strictly judged on the practicality of their manifesto while taking into cognizance their track record of performance in both private and public offices.
This has got nothing to do with God or the politicians’ pretensions to religion and worship. Politics is a physical thing, let it not be spiritualized.
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