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Brits: Religion is ‘the new social evil’ April 23, 2008

Posted by Lumpmoose in news.
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According to a recent Times articule, a poll of 3500 showed the “dominant opinion” of Britons is that religion is now among the ‘worst blights on modern society’. No exact numbers are given. Does this indicate a trend of Europeans moving from their traditional apathetic secularism to outright intolerance? Or is it merely a backlash to the confluence of Muslims to the region?

From my American perspective, I think that female and black presidential candidates are well overdue (Ferraro was going for the veep spot in 1984). Now getting an atheist (or gay) person the nomination would really be an impressive lurch forward for American tolerance. I know America isn’t anywhere close to widely accepting those ‘minorities’, but it’s not like having Clinton or Obama as the president indicates we’re furiously enlightened.

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1. asl001 - April 25, 2008

“…but it’s not like having Clinton or Obama as the president indicates we’re furiously enlightened.”

I agree. We have been screwed for 8 years, and with the choices of candidates, we will be screwed for at least 4 more.

2. Lumpmoose - April 25, 2008

Well, that wasn’t my point. I think Obama would make a great president and would truly pave a path forward for the country, primarily because he’s not a normal beltway politician. Usually the candidates that refuse to take corporate or lobbyist donations are far left-wing wackos that don’t have a chance. Obama may actually pull it off and bucking the lobbyist trend is one of the most important things a president can do to repair the country (among so many other things).

Of course, race is important too. It helps contrast the old/white vs. the new/mixed that can help bring the country together in a way that it never has.

BUT, this is not an indication of extreme humanitarian enlightenment because the US is still so socially retarded. We’re far too overdue for a black or female candidate for me to be as impressed as the ‘Is America ready for a black/woman president?’ bullshitters. Show me an atheist and/or gay presidential nominee and I’ll show you a country that deserves to be in the 21st century.


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