I have spent the entire day so far looking at campaign websites, archived news paper articles, and weird blogs, and finally feel like I can vote in the IL primaries today (AHH!) and still look the Lincoln Memorial in the face- with the down side that I think my eyeballs are going to fall out of my head followed by my brain. Sheesh. All those stupid pictures that politicians post of themselves. In this area they usually put corn in the back ground and a gullible little dupe of a farmer who looks like he's going to fall into a hole in the ground if The Politician doesn't hold his hand through the next step he takes. Adding to this the fact that you can almost count on anyone who can get themselves elected is some kind of monetary reptile snake, no matter what they or anyone else says about them. Argh.
Anyway- in all my hopeless wanderings I wound up on the friendly atheist web site. the part I was in was talking about what some fink politician trying to get the nominal Christian vote had done or not done to friendly atheist christmas poster that was (Literally!) about how the religions of the world were out to enslave and deceive people and the atheists are about affirming and caring for people. Interesting. Not really to the point. But then, at the end of all my hopeless wanderings, I checked my email, and found a news article from Open Doors (not the same group that I got my previous horrifying post from). It was about how North Korea is reacting to the prospect of widespread famine by instituting "100 Days of Combat": nation wide intense labor, where anyone without a permit to be in the street is dragged off to a forced labor camp, and children are falling over dead in the streets. This was sufficiently horrifying that I looked up the 100 days of combat- all of the news articles that came up (before the list disintegrated into "Obama's first 100 days in office") were on Christian sites or by Christian groups- except one- and that one was Buddist!
My method is by no means conclusive, but just at a glance, and as far as human rights go- Atheists care my foot. Religion rocks.
Now I have to go vote. O sweet heavens, this is surely a mistake. But the Lincoln Memorial!
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