Wednesday, September 01, 2010

What's worse than a Muslim?

Ann Coulter today opened his (her?) gaping maw and ejaculated that Obama was not, in fact, a Muslim. Rather, he was something worse, something so horrifying that ordinary Americans should run screaming in horror at the very sight of the man. Yes, Obama may be... maybe... AN ATHEIST!

The horror! Oh the horror! Why, everybody knows that atheists are so horrible and evil that, like, they burn people at the stake or cut off their heads or other stuff like that! And everybody knows that atheists are such despicable people that they regularly bomb abortion clinics, blow up truck bombs outside of federal buildings, and crash planes into buildings. Surely atheist clergy have been regularly arrested for fucking little kids up every orifice, stealing money from their congregations, and shouting "God damn America!" at the top of their lungs from the pulpit, right? Right?!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. we have an atheist Prime Minister here in Australia, and our economy has been growing

  2. Ooooh - god's gonna git you for . . . oh, never mind.


  3. An atheist PM in Canberra? You mean jug-ears Abbott has stopped being a God-bothering Papist? And if you're talking about Ms. Red, maybe if she prayed to God, she'd have a better chance of keeping that job she back-stabbed her way into.

    But seriously Tux, haven't you heard tightywhiteyrighties screaming "STALIN WAS AN ATHEIST!!!"? "Atheist" is dog-whistle for "communist." Get up-to-date on your buzzwords, man! That's the trouble with not being able to express prejudice openly, like needing to say "non-citizen" instead of "NIGGER!" Sometimes the words are too subtle...

  4. And there I was thinking there wasn't anything worse than a Moslem.

    The more you know...

  5. She isn't the first one to suggest this. Jerry Coyne wondered about it months ago at his blog Why Evolution is True. The difference, of course, is that he thinks it's a good thing and she ... doesn't. Presumably. Although I can see why she might, for purely tactical reasons.

    Personally, I've never cared. Even when I was identifiably Catholic I would have voted for a partnered, gay atheist if I liked his politics. (This may have something do with why I'm no longer identifiably Catholic.) Anyway, better an atheist than a holy-rolling maniac looking for an excuse to touch off Armageddon--for instance, any Republican who stands a chance of making through the 2012 primaries.

  6. Proud to be an atheist, especially keeping the company I do.
    I only wish Obama was, I might give him a second chance. ;)

  7. I don't care what his religious belief is. Well, I do but that is beside the point. It doesn't change the fact that he is an idiot that is now a member of the good old boys club of politics.


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