I was going to write a blazing post beating Michael Medved down for his fuckery regarding why an atheist could never be President, but others have done the job for me. To them, I am grateful. It means I can turn my attention to other assclowns.
Carpetbagger highlighted the dumbassitude in “This Week in God:”
First up from the God machine this week is an eyebrow-raising column about why Americans couldn’t possibly vote for a non-believer as president.
The very idea is remarkably remote. Gallup did a poll last year and found that Americans would sooner vote for anyone other than an atheist. But far-right commentator Michael Medved devoted his weekly column to explaining why Americans are right about this, and should only consider monotheists for the presidency. To elect a non-believer to a secular office to lead a secular executive branch, Medved said, would be “bad for the country.”
This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve seen in print in quite some time.
Considering the stupidity CB runs in to on a daily basis, that’s saying something.
Daylight Atheism gives Medved the pounding he deserves, saving me the trouble:
This is the old canard that atheism is somehow intrinsically disrespectful of the religious in the way that other religions are not. It’s hard to see how this claim can be sustained, though, because Mormonism and Judaism both deny fundamental tenets of Christianity: one rejects Jesus’ claim to be the messiah, while the other asserts that he was just one in a potentially infinite line of deified humans. These faiths already deny so many of each other’s major tenets: why does the one additional tenet denied by atheism make all the difference?
If you want to know what I was going to say, go there. I might have a few potshots to take later, but honestly, I can’t muster up the energy. Not for a wingnut radio host who believes in Bigfoot and is a Discovery Institute fellow.
No, I’m off to find more challenging game. Spanking someone who’s already removed their pants is just not the same.