Thursday, June 29, 2006

Bush I on Atheism

This shouldn't surprise me, but every time I run across something so shockingly politically incorrect, it takes my breath away. Really, who the fuck do these people think they are? If someone said the same thing about Hinduism or a Judaism, they would be flayed alive by an angry mob. And to think Christians consider themselves persecuted....


Anonymous kate said...

Extremely Rude, certainly.

But I find the initial question odd. What sort of answer did he expect? Why would someone do anything different to win the votes of athiests than what he was doing to win votes in general? It seems a little weird to court the "athiest vote," perhaps even more so than treating other groups as one monolithic voting bloc.

It would, of course, have been much more polite to say THAT than to say what he did, and as for the "bullshit" factor, that's atrocious press-handling there.

6/29/2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger J. Aaron Brown said...

I think the answer he was looking for with the initial question was a comment on separation of church and state, or perhaps something sounding at least tolerant. As it stands, Bush's answer was essentially "fuck atheists;" he said we shouldn't be considered patriots or even citizens. He had to be badgered into the one measly comment on church and state he did make.

6/30/2006 8:18 AM  

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