Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More Bad News on 'Faith'

And lest you thought that the previous article meant that the American electorate is tolerant as to which Invisible Supernatural SkyBeing you choose to put your faith in, as long as you have an Invisible Supernatural SkyBeing you believe in,here's the story about a Pentacostal chaplain who embraced Wicca and suddenly found himself no longer a chaplain. It's a long story but well worth a read.

And I mean to say... how is Wicca any weirder than Pentacostal?

Atheists - the new n-words

From E&P:

NEW YORK A new Gallup survey confirms that Americans claim they will be willing to vote for a woman (read: Hillary Clinton) or a black (read: Barack Obama) for president next year. But they still raise questions about voting for a well-qualified Mormon (Mitt Romney) or 72-year-old (John McCain) or someone who has been divorced twice (Rudy Giuliani).

Surprisingly, nearly as many say they would vote for a homosexual (55%) as say they would vote for a 72-year-old (57%).

...and the extent to which we are captives of the beliefs of others? "Asked if they'd be willing to vote for a "generally well-qualified" candidate with the following characterisitics," only 45% would vote for an atheist.

So pick and espouse the Invisible Supernatural SkyBeing of your choice if you want to run for elective office. I pick Isis.

Isis! Isis! Ra! Ra! Ra!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Oh, John - it's too late for that.

McCain: Rumsfeld is one of the worst defense secretaries

It's too late to try your sweet talk now. Please. Just ... leave.