I always read Andrew Sullivan‘s blog, The Daily Dish. Anyone who reads it knows that Andrew has continuously called out Sarah Palin on her bullshit ever since John McCain picked her last year, one of only a handful of journalists to do so.
(Incidentally, Andrew, a theist, and Sam Harris had a public conversation about the nature of God a couple years ago.)
After reading his posts regarding Palin, I noticed a few things.
- Andrew is constantly astounded that anyone takes her seriously.
- He believes it would be a mistake if an entire group of people (the GOP in this case) supports her wholeheartedly.
- He wonders why people in high places (i.e. the mainstream media) aren’t asking the right questions — they just seem to let Palin get away with everything, including the hypocrisy and lies.
- We know that far too many people still support her despite her never-ending list of flaws.
- He considers McCain grossly irresponsible for choosing her.
Strangely enough, I think many atheists have the same feelings about God 🙂
Especially when it comes to politicians who want to turn this country into a variation of a Christian theocracy.
So maybe I shouldn’t have been as surprised when I found this out about Palin:
… When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig’s condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God’s, and signed it “Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.”
Feel free to shoot down or expand the metaphor.