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Sunday, November 2, 2008

What's Wrong with Being Atheist Anyway?

By now you've probably heard about Senator Elizabeth Dole's ad attacking her opponent Kay Hagen as being an Atheist despite the contrary and having taught Sunday school. But here's the bigger issue for me, "What's wrong with being an Atheist anyway?" Are we Atheists (I'm not technically an Atheist but in the category as a nontheist) somehow unAmerican? The suggestion from Dole is that being an Atheist is anti-American.

Yet radical Christians like herself often say that there shouldn't be a religious test for political office and for judicial nominations. They love the double-standard. They love to only focus on the second half of this section in the first amendment to the Constitution highlighted. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Their defense of this double standard is usually something like this, "Well Christianity is the truth!!" And yet no one can in no empirical or legal way prove this to be so.

TPJ: In other news: Another conservative adds his name to the long list of other conservatives backing/voting for Barack Obama:

(CNN) — Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN's Fareed Zakaria this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan official - Colin Powell - in his decision.

"Well let's put it this way - I think Colin Powell's decision is in fact the good housekeeping seal of approval on Barack Obama."

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