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Monday, July 14, 2008

Why Do They Hate?

If you are not familiar with the works of John Irving Bloom [aka Joe Bob Briggs] you should be. Journalist, TV star, humorist, and America's top expert on "drive-in movies" he is also President of the Trinity Foundation and editor of the religious satire magazine, "The Wittenburg [sic] Door".

The latest issue available online has a wonderful article by Bloom on the current state of atheism in America. Read "Joe Bob Parties With the Atheists" here.

Among the figures profiled is Philadelphia's own, Margaret Downey [pictured above]. Joe Bob finds these people amusing, but Margaret scares me. Sam Harris, on the other hand, is someone with whom I could have a rational discussion. He seems to lack the terrifying certainty of the real zealots.