A Christian Nation?

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  1. Thanks for doing this podcast. I’m a Christian, but I get particularly annoyed by the people making the “Christian Nation” claim, as if that has any sway on how we operate now, even if America was founded as a “Christian Nation”.

    Alex Szatmary | Jun 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. I come from a deeply religious, but deeply private about it, family. I lapsed into agnosticism/atheism in my late teens or so. But it never was an issue with my immediate family. And most Christian friends have absolutely no problem with my lack of belief. Of course, we never talk about it except for the rare heart to hearts. But then it’s just “Oh, yeah? You think that? Well, okay.”
    We often forget that the ones of whatever creed or belief that get the airtime, are the wacky ones. The vast majority of atheists, Christians, Muslims, Democrats, Republicans or whoever that I know, don’t really care what you believe, as long as you’re a decent guy/chap/gal/lass. Maybe I just gravitate to laid-back circles.
    But religion/philosophy/S&M/smoking/etc…if it harms no one else, and done in the privacy of one’s own home, is your absolute right to do so.
    The Outrage Addiction. Why bother?

    Haywood | Jun 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. The problem isn’t with the wacky ones getting air time, it’s with them setting policy. People in once civilized countries, like France and Canada, are going on trial and paying huge fines for speaking out against Islam. In the US the Christian Right has a huge voice in public policy. A single fundy on the FDA blocked the morning after pill for over a year, because it violated his superstition religious beliefs. Stem cell research has been severely hampered by Fundy Federal Policy.

    I honestly don’t care what someone believes, and more importantly, I don’t want to care. If someone wants to believe that the world is 6,000 years old, fine, I don’t care. If they want to teach that to their kids, no problem, we’ll always need gas station attendants. But when they want to teach their nonsense in science class to my kids, or to other kids with my tax money, now I have to care. And that pisses me off. Just leave me and my family and my tax dollars alone and I can go back to not caring, which works out best for all of us.

    Dave Hitt | Jul 1, 2008 | Reply

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