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George Washington Was Wrong (Religiosity, Felicity and Prosperity)

The following declaration issues forth from the Baptist church in South Somerville, Maine:

George Washington never actually said these exact words in 1789 or at any other time. What Washington actually said, in his 1789 Inaugural Address, was this:

“I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country [...]

They Took Jesus Out of the Eighth Amendment!

This morning, “jeff” of Whitehall, Ohio wrote in to defend the city’s practice of putting exclusively Christian religious symbols up on city streets and in front of city hall. Jeff huffs,

What will you want next, references to the “Creator” removed from the constitution?

When I went to read the U.S. Constitution this morning, I [...]

The Connection Between Religiosity and Fear Makes Me Go Hmm

Have you ever noticed that the people who are most likely to support fear-based policies — like curfews for Junior, drug tests for your second grader, sniper lockdown drills for your kindergartener, warrantless wiretaps of grandma, massive preemptive datamining of your veterinary expenditures, biometric screening at the laundromat, taser-first policies at Korean grocers and that [...]