From Atheist Revolution, why can’t atheists just let go of the Crusades?
“To paraphrase the common maxim, we who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it. We must remember the Crusades, the various periods of the Inquisition, the Salem witch trials, the Satanic ritual abuse scare in the 1980’s, and recent revelations about the Family. We must remember these grotesque episodes just as we must never forget the Holocaust, Jonestown, or Heaven’s Gate. We remember them because we cannot allow them to be repeated.”
“We lived 8 years under a Christian extremist presidency, and we are too suspect of human nature to conclude with absolute certainty that we’ll never see a President Huckabee. It could happen. We have heard again and again how our Christian neighbors feel about us and what some of them would like to do to us to relax completely.
“We have seen a Christian extremist presence infiltrate our military, at least one of our modern political parties, and countless wealthy corporations. The consolidation of political power, military strength, and massive wealth into Christian extremist hands is something that should terrify every atheist. We know what can happen because we have seen it again and again throughout history.”
Folks, this country is just that stupid to elect the Huck. Remember, society swings left to right … from the link on Huckabee:
“Although Mike Huckabee may not have a theology degree, he has been and continues to be an ordained Baptist minister. Why did he make the move from the pulpit to political life? According to Huckabee, he wanted to bring Jesus Christ to the nation: “I didn’t get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn’t have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives.” He also said “I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.” Although he admits that he would phrase it differently today, he doesn’t repudiate his original views.”