Dare I celebrate one small step in the right direction? The religious conservatives have been on such a relentless roll that I'll take a bit of pleasure with this swing back to reason. A judge decided today that 'intelligent design' cannot be taught in the science classrooms of Dover, PA. He accurately described the effort to introduce this hocum as a blatant attempt to sell religion in the public schools. Did we seriously need a judge to decide if there is some intelligence behind all this?
Tangentially, concerning the ongoing 'Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays' non-debate, my boy Tom has an interesting anecdote to share. It's good and I'm not just saying that because of, you know, the mad crush. Check it out, y'all. As with people of different stripes and persuasions, there is a time and a place for all these expressions, right? Is anyone honestly trying to argue that? Of course not. It's a manufactured controversy once again casting the poor conservative religious types in the role of the beleaguered. Ridiculous. They're so downtrodden that I feel I should send them their Christmas greetings a few days early. A pick me up for them. And me. And you. Who can argue with it?