Will Terrorism Distract Bush
From His Faith-Based Plans
In your column "Lamenting the American Way" you wrote:
"I wonder -- had this happened, had Bush experienced a change and decided to toe the Constitutional line as if the life of our country depended on it, would some have objected? (They faulted us for questioning what he did.) How could anyone have been anything but uplifted by the inclusiveness of a truly American Day of Remembrance?"
The only people who could possibly object are the ones who are desperately trying to get their religion into every aspect of American life. Unfortunately, many of them are now in Bush's administration. And most Americans don't even realize how insidious this is.
If anything positive can come out of the disaster of the religiously inspired attacks on America, it is that Bush will be too busy to worry about all of the disastrous projects that he promised to the Religious Right.
P.S. -- Will "Coverage of the Inevitable Apocalypso" be updated any time soon? I have always enjoyed that part of the site.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ken Kaiser"
Subject: Re: Latest column
Date: October 24, 2001 8:02 PM
On the other hand, if he keeps us busy putting out little state-church fires, perhaps we won't notice his other, more dangerous International policy plans. September 11 changed everything, and now he must spin it so it looks like a God (us) versus Satan (them) thing.
I don't have time to do "Apocalypso" but would host it if someone else wanted to do the work. I have lots of stories ready for formatting and posting, but it's all I can do to keep up with Letters and Quotes, which are vastly more popular than Apox was (I'm sorry to say, as I loved Apox myself -- that's why I put so much into it while I was doing it; I've been collecting weird news since I was a little boy).
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