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  1. stonyground says

    Maybe US freethinkers need to embrace the idea. Every other western democracy, that has some degree of church/state entanglement, also has a high incidence of atheism/indifference. I find it fascinating that US Christians are so keen to slay the goose that lays the golden egg. The US is unique among developed countries, in that it is so religious. Separation of Church and State is the one factor that renders the US different from the rest of us.

  2. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    Separation of Church and State is the one factor that renders the US different from the rest of us. – stonyground

    No, it’s not. The USA has the highest income inequality among rich countries, a weak welfare state, and no universal health coverage. Why do you think the religious right is trying so hard to preserve those features, but is fighting the separation of church and state?

  3. says

    Separation of Church and State is the one factor that renders the US different from the rest of us.

    There’s the shitty education, waning status as a superpower, temperate landmass (WEll, China about matches there)…

    These seem neat, but I’m already engaged for the weekend. Ah well :<

  4. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

    Of course the Charleston concert is this Sunday… When I’ll be out of town.

    Grumble.

  5. erikthebassist says

    if it’s too late for this year I’ll start organizing for next year and host something.

  6. McC2lhu saw what you did there. says

    Roy Zimmerman is brilliant, but the song is frighteningly too real. I will now go and hide under the covers with my plush toy for a few moments to stabilize.

  7. kreativekaos says

    Does Zimmerman have any CD’s of his songs? Would love to add to my collection.
    Hmmm…. he’s sort of a hybrid of early ’60’s Dylan and late ’80’s Bobby McFerrin– he’s tellin’ us in a nice, sweet, upbeat and melodic way…. just exactly how we’re all being screwed.