Monday, June 13, 2005

Sweet Mother of Godless... 

Harvey Wasserman provides us with a good reminder that this country, the US, is not a theocracy, and was never meant to be, despite all the revisionist history the fundies would like to try to shove down our throats. From Wasserman:
It is not the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments that form the bedrock of American values. It is the first Ten Amendments to the Constitution. If anything should be chiseled in stone on our public buildings, it's the Bill of Rights...

Today's corporate-funded fundamentalist jihad is at war with America's uniquely diverse revolutionary soul. Spitting in the face of our historic core, the Big Lie of a "Christian nation" is vintage Rove at his most Orwellian.
It's very important for all Americans to remember this, regardless of religious orientation. (Or is that religious preference? I forget which is PC.) Why? Because America is for all Americans, not for one sect to dictate to another. And if you don't think the fundies want to have their own Taliban here, returning us to the 12th century with their stupidity, just read this bit courtesy of AmericaBlog:
The leader of a conservative Christian lobby group says that gays should be required to wear warning labels.
This conservative leader, Rev. Bill Banuchi of the New York Christian Coalition, uses the facetious argument that we label dangerous products, like cigarettes -- so gays (and presumably lesbians) should wear tags so people can spot them and run away. 'Cause, according to Banuchi, they're the only people on the planet who ever get STDs, apparently. (Coughs, rolls eyes.)

Hm. Labelling a class of people so they can be easily identified. Where have I heard that one before? This time around, do we go with the pink triangles again, or should it be something flashier, like a little rainbow flag on the lapel?

Yes, I'm making a Nazi comparison, because that's exactly what the fundies are -- and, by extension, they are un-American. They are the true terrorists.

There is an online antidote, Atheism Online, a resource for those of us who don't believe in the fairy tales and bullshit, and who want to make sure these fundie idiots can't take over our world. Go check it out, add your own blog if appropriate, and fight the good fight. (Thanks to the folk at The Evangelical Atheist for the tipoff to this site.)

My question for any religious types: "You stopped believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Why do you still believe in god?"

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