A couple of facts I came across while browsing the web this evening keep going around in my mind. They appear to be connected in some way which suggests that the American people are not using properly joined-up thinking:
I don’t know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God.
Quite why it is that my mind won’t let these things go is driving me crackers. Could it be that I see the self-professed Born Again Christian who is currently President of the USA, and who looks like continuing in that role for another four years, as one of the most immoral men on the planet? Surely there must be more to it than that? I have a sneaking feeling that it’s got something to do with atheists having to work out their own morals rather than taking on board a pre-packaged set.
Posted 6 October 2004, 23:54 BST