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So, I'm a sucker for a good speech. So I listened to Obamas inaugural address, and well.... brilliant as usual. I was reading it again today. And I know it's written so that everyone feels he is talking to them. That here is something for everybody in it. But there were two sentences that have stuck like a nail to my head:

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers."

and

"We will restore science to its rightful place."

Now I'm sure if I was religious I would find other sentences that spoke to me. And interpret the ones above differently. But I'm not and I choose to think he meant what I would mean if I said the same..

And that this guy is one of us...

And that the religious nuttery in politics freaks him out a bit too.

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Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:04 am
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Amen. It's about time the president includes non-believers in such a statement. It seems like in the past 8 years atheism has been treated by politicians as controversial at best (how absurd). This could be reflective of our culture pushing further into secularism. I think the reason atheists tend to get ignored by politicians is that at the end of the day they will say what will keep them in power, and believers are more offended by non-believers than vice versa.


Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:05 pm
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It's all fun and games until Sarah Palin happens.

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Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:32 am
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We havn't had an athiest or a libertarian as the commander and chief and to me thats absurd. Im just alittle tired of left-right politics. But that stament "and non-believers" made me feel better because it acknowledge the athiest's and the Irreligious.


Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:33 pm
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will it matter when duabi and israil and sinagpore have more liberal religon on when life start and when how and waht to use steam cells ?
budhsit think life and soul just go in a loop jews think that life starts before christans do and they keep pepol alive longer becuse they not spirtuekl dead before heart stop crshiatans dont think that

will budhsits and muslim maybe a bit less, look on chrisatns the same way as som westernes look as muslim as backward and dark ages in 2070 ? when chinees just upkladed his mems to his steam cell xopeyd body and take body parts for his clone that is in the frezer ? and use his smart durgs and cpu powered bran to look on pepol not use that systems as 3 years old children ?


Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:30 pm
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