As an agnostic/atheist (I’m tired of arguing over semantics and I don’t really care which one I am anyway), I have to admit that these death threats really piss me off. I do not support the suit against the 9/11 Museum’s inclusion of a steel cross found in the World Trade Center wreckage. I think it’s frivolous and insensitive and I think the cross could be included due to its historical and cultural significance. I also support (some might argue hypocritically) prayer in schools and the inclusion of theology courses in school curriculum (assuming it was a world religions or comparative religion course).
I usually find myself irritated by some atheists’ bad habit of isolating agnostics or “spiritual but not religious” types. Ultimately, our minor theological differences, like our philosophical or political differences, should not stand in the way of cooperation and humanism. But clearly, one cannot tolerate intolerance, especially in the form of death threats. So, to the Fox News fans who want me dead, I have two things to say.
One: there are only two groups of people I’m aware of that have publicly wished for my demise: you and Islamic terrorists. This fact should cause you to stop and rethink your life.
Two: you can all just go fuck yourselves.
Yet another delightful, conspiratorial sound bite from the good people at the Fox Business channel:
Jesse Ventura: Why do they [the government] stick fluoride in our water when fluoride is the main ingredient of Prozac?
Dr. Keith Ablow: Well, I’m not sure fluoride is the main ingredient of Prozac.
Jesse Ventura: Oh, yes it is…it was the Nazis that first put Prozac in the water, or I should say fluoride. Fluoride is 90% of Prozac.
No wonder I support health care reform…it’s all that fucking water! Damn you, Obama!