The second mistake was a misspeaking by me. I talked about Pete Townshend and his musical output from about 1979 to 1982. I mentioned a video off his Empty Glass album, in which Pete looked pretty haggard. It was during a very heavy drinking and drug use period in his life. I stated the song was ‘Jools and Jim’. That is wrong. The song is ‘Keep On Working‘.
I apologize for being wrong. It might happen again.
Something was said at the press conference by the school superintendent Tom Lee that made this humble atheist scratch his head. Mr. Lee believes God prevented the tragedy. But what about are those other school massacres? Where was God then?
Oh, but don’t you know that God works in mysterious ways? That’s right, I forget. How convenient.
Another item spotted on Facebook lead me to FaithIt.com and a video clip of a guy “proving” that it is crazy to by an atheist with one simple and hilarious question. Simple perhaps. Hilarious?
Brad Stine is a preacher posing as a comedian who thinks it strange that atheists would have a problem with “under God” being included in the Pledge of Allegiance. Well, considering the whole separation of church and state, and considering that not every American worships the same god/s or any god/s, I’d say it’s understandable to object to acknowledging a god in the Pledge.
As Bionic Dance in her video commentary of Preacher Stine’s performance noted: Would he be ok if it was “under Allah” in the pledge? It turns out that just recently a high school in Colorado did just that, they recited the Pledge in Arabic and said “Under Allah,” and the response wasn’t exactly tolerant.
Rick Wells, Pamela Geller, Robert Rich, and Jim Hoft all took great exception to Allah being in the Pledge. In response, I’ll paraphrase that one simple, hilarious question asked by Pastor Stine: Dudes, you’re Christians! You don’t even believe Allah is real. How can he offend you?
Pretty funny, eh?
Second ad break bumpers: ‘From The Air‘ by Laurie Anderson & ‘I Believe In You‘ by Don Williams
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle