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    Filed at 4:17 pm under by dcobranchi

    When Hell freezes over there will be an atheist president.

    4 Responses to “ATHEISTS NEED NOT APPLY”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    November 13th, 2008
    at 7:22 pm

    My guess is that there have been numerous crypto-atheist presidents; there’s an entire strain of conservatism that embraces religion as an agent of social cohesion but does not require personal belief on the part of its elite proponents. The neocons embedded in the Bush administration (certainly not the administration as a whole, of course) would be a recent example.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    November 13th, 2008
    at 7:32 pm

    Well, sure. No one can know what someone else really believes. Hell, for all we know Billy Graham might be a Satanist.

    Perhaps I should have titled this post “Admitted Atheists need not apply.”

    Comment by
    November 13th, 2008
    at 9:28 pm

    Actually, I’m pretty sure that Billy Graham is satan himself.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    November 15th, 2008
    at 10:57 am

    I think of myself as a philosopher.

    If we called me a philosophist, maybe it would sound more like a religious label. But I just Googled that and apparently it means “pretender in philosophy” — so how about Philosophic, like Catholic?
    The definition of that word I found is only as an adjective, so I could define it for myself as a noun . . .