In case you’d forgotten, we thought we’d remind you
With data that show a continuous trend
The electorate never will gather behind you
Unless you declare your invisible friend
Political races are known to be dirty—
With negative messages, branding, and hype;
The numbers today show at best around thirty
Percent who would vote for an atheist type
Yes, “godless” is hopeless in voters’ opinion
A view in which humans are nothing but beasts
Morality’s seen as the church’s dominion
(As evidenced clearly by pedophile priests)
Two thirds of the country is “somewhat” or “very
Uncomfortable” letting an atheist lead;
They’d rather Santorum, or Gingrich, or Perry—
They’re morons, but morons who follow a creed.
Until and unless they have power and money
They won’t be invited, or asked to the dance
The clowns are in charge, but it just isn’t funny:
In politics, atheists don’t stand a chance.
Context, after jump:
The Public Religion Research Institute released its 2011 American Values Survey yesterday. Among other findings, atheists suck. According to voters, anyway. A full two thirds of americans would be somewhat or very uncomfortable with an atheist president. Fewer than a third would be somewhat or very uncomfortable with an evangelical president.
That’s right, when it comes to the person who will have access to our nuclear arsenal, we want someone who believes in heaven and expects to go there.
When it comes to environmental issues, we want someone who thinks the second coming will happen in this generation.
Disaster preparedness? Organized prayer.
I’m too depressed to continue–feel free to load up the comments with all the duties of the president, and why an evangelical is more appropriate for the office than an atheist.
Oh, and my apologies to my non-US readers; my title is definitely US-centric, and I should have specified, but it was already getting too long for my liking.