Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Flag for "Honoring God"?

I thought this was an interesting piece of news:

A 17-year-old Eagle scout wanting to honor his grandfather's "love of God, country and family" with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol has helped remove a ban on the word "God" in certificates that accompany these flags...The boy had asked that the certificate read: "this flag was flown in honor of Marcel Larochelle, my grandfather, for his dedication and love of God, country and family." But the Architect excised "God" from the inscription, saying it violated a policy, set in 2003, banning religious and political expressions on the certificates.

My position on this bit of stupidity might surprise you. I don't see the harm in putting what your constituent wants in such a certificate. Of course, it must be handled equally. My relatives should be able to request a flag to be flown in my honor with a certificate that reads something like: "this flag was flown in honor of csm, for his dedication to truth and country, and his long-standing battle against belief in gods."

Who wants to make a bet on whether that inscription would ever get put on any such a certificate?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

On The GOP Candidates for President 2008

I just had to share this comment from Mitt Romney on comparing the 2008 Republican primary race to the TV series "Law & Order":

"It has a huge cast. The series seems to go on forever. And Fred Thompson shows up at the end," Romney said.

Here's hoping it ends the same way... with Thompson no longer participating.

Sad, But No Surprise in Recent Survey

A recent survey conducted by Gallup indicates some non-surprising results:
  • Religious folks tend to disbelieve the science of evolution

  • Republicans tend to disbelieve the science of evolution
Gee, I wonder if there is any connection?