Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama and Non-believer

In his inauguration speech Obama mentioned all of America:
We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers.
I wrote about this in an earlier post. Many of us atheists were quite pleased that we would be included as Americans, we usually aren't.
However, there are still a lot of people who think we aren't part of America: Non-believers
Earlier this week, Jackson was a guest on the popular conservative Christian radio show 'Janet Parshall's America,' where a succession of callers, many of whom identified themselves as African-American, said they shared the concern, and were perplexed and put off by the president’s shout-out to nonbelievers.
Gee, what a terrible thing for Obama to acknowledge that we exist and are actually citizens. I wonder what Rev. Jackson wants to do, round us all up and put us in ghettos? Maybe just shot on sight? Fortunately, in a poll on the same site 73% say they weren't offended by Obama's remarks.

Everyone seems to be having a problem with Obama's desire to include everyone in his America. Including atheists is going too far for some. Did they not understand what Obama meant or did they think he was just kidding?

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