God Help Us
Let's start with faith-based, which was chosen by right-wing holy people to replace the word religious in political contexts. In other words, they've conceded that religion has a bad name. I guess they figure people worry about religious fanatics, but no one's ever heard of a faith-based fanatic.
And by the way, none of the Bush religious fanatics will admit this, but the destruction of the World Trade Center was a faith-based initiative. A fundamentalist-Moslem, faith based initiative. Different faith, but hey, we're all about diversity here.
The use of faith-based is just one more way the Bush administration found to bypass the constitution. They knew Americans would never approve of government-promoted religious initiatives, but faith-based? Hey, what's the problem?
The term faith-based is nothing more than an attempt to slip religion past you when you're not thinking, which is the way religion is always slipped past you.
--from George Carlin's final book.