Monday, May 12, 2008

Dear George: I'm Mad You Stopped Us From Molestin'

I like that the Fundamentalist Looney Day Saints in Texas are writing Bush to complain about their treatment. Sorry guys. When you've institutionalized molestation, I can't feel sorry for you.

What it comes down to is that it's possible for there to be a conflict with religious values - which sometimes get looney - and the law of the land. The law of the land is created by a transparent process based to a first approximation on the observable material world, and religious beliefs are not. So when these conflicts arise, which one should win? In a sane country, isn't the answer clear? This is exactly why America invented separation of church and state, because otherwise the police wouldn't have stopped FLDS, because FLDS would be the police. The technical name for this form of government is "Iran"; another term for it is "Saudi Arabia". And they're AWESOME.

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