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Things I Don’t Think We Should Care About: The President’s Church

Christianity Today and Time both rushed to report that the President and his family have selected a church at which they plan to identify themselves as members. However, it appears that they may have spoken too soon.

And I submit to you: how important is this to anyone’s faith, or lack thereof?

So why am I even writing about it? Because people evidently think that this constitutes news. What’s more, some atheists are chortling over this as though it lends further credence to their meme (which apparently some of them really need to hold on to) that Obama is a closet atheist. If you don’t believe me, check out the Obama tag over at Friendly Atheist. I defy you to find at least one comment thread where some idiot doesn’t suggest that Obama pandered to all the slope-browed, mouth-breathing believers in order to be elected.  (FA is also the same site which gleefully informs us that a member of ABBA is an outspoken atheist. I guess if a member of a mediocre 70s vocal band doesn’t believe in God, well, the faith is sunk).

Until proven otherwise, I will maintain my default position that the god of all politicians, regardless of party allegiance, is power. Their only sacrament is approval ratings and their only holy day is the first one of their next term. I don’t need a pastor-in-chief to believe, and you don’t either.

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News of Note

Consider this headline. As if we didn’t have enough sins to struggle with. Gotta love the Vatican.

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dw.jpg  Dawn Wells, forever in our hearts as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, apparently got caught with weed.  Which makes me wonder if the Minnow was actually shipwrecked due to rough weather.

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Now I will admit that being a man, I have read my fair share of newspapers and magazines while sitting on the porcelain throne. However, this lady puts me to shame.

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incrediblehulk20080312_067.jpg  This is what the new Hulk design looks like for this summer’s The Incredible Hulk movie. Despite the mullet, it looks a little cooler than the “Shrek on steroids” look from the 2003 Ang Lee-directed Hulk. One can only hope that this time we are spared the hulk-poodle and any Nick Nolte-esque overacting. [H/T Comic Book Resources]

 

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