Via Decrepit Old Fool (who has fast become one of my favorite bloggers), I came across a pure gem of a post from Half-Hearted Fanatic. He’s got a strange-but-true take on the whole Monique Davis drama:
However, Davis may just be the kind of crackpot that atheism needs.
This is a life lesson I learned two years ago: Ranting lunatics can be a blessing.
Funny, but I was thinking the same thing. I’ve seen more than one person pull themselves up short when they realize the company they’re keeping. It’s like a bucket of icewater down the old collar.
Half-Hearted Fanatic does a perfect job showing this. Go read. Find out for yourselves how skate parks, stubborn old ladies, and Monique Davis all relate.
And remember that this extends beyond Davis. I get the same sense from Bush’s spectacular fuck-up as president. I think that once this long slog of a nightmare is over, a lot of people are going to wake up and take a quick shuffle toward the left. Not many folks want to be too close to the rabid monkey.