April 10, 2008

Sadly, No!

Michael Medved hops, skips and jumps to a conclusion:

Now that we’ve broken barriers with history’s first viable female and African-American candidates, opponents of organized religion hope for a new campaign in which a brave politician makes a credible run for the highest office even while proclaiming his non-belief.

Aiyee! What was the high-pitched noise that just pierced my eardrum, yet remained on the periphery of frequencies I can consciously perceive? Whatever it was, I’ve suddenly developed a sneaking suspicion of dark-skinned presidential candidates who don’t believe in God and wear skirts.

Just as the Queen plays a formal role as head of the Church of England, the President functions as head of the “Church of America” – that informal, tolerant but profoundly important civic religion that dominates all our national holidays and historic milestones. Read on...

America's favorite movie-critic-turned-right-wing-concern-troll, who didn't think slavery was as bad as bad as all that, proves once again why he's considered a national treasure. Doesn't Mikey know that the very mention of the word "atheist" threatens our civilization? In the name of all that's holy, think of the children, man! Snark off.

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