Sunday, February 18, 2007

Atrios is angry

Atrios is an atheist, and it pisses him off that we focus so much on candidates' religious beliefs. It should. Any open atheist could never get elected president. And by demanding a religious purity test, we beg for dishonesty and hypocrisy. Bush is supposedly deeply religious, yet he's as selfish, greedy, dishonest, and blithe about causing violence as any president we've ever had. And, as usual, the media is as much to blame for this bullshit game as is anyone.

You know what I'd love to see? A candidate with enough courage, when asked about her or his religious beliefs, to simply invoke the U.S. Constitution. From Article VI: religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
In other words, to all you media hacks who continually make candidates' religious beliefs a political issue: it's none of your fucking business!

I'm not an atheist, but it pisses me off, too!

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