Patriot Nevertheless

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“I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.” ~George H. Bush, as attributed by atheist activist Robert I. Sherman

The quote above has been bantered about as true or false, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference, since I am an atheist and a patriot. And there’s not a lot the right can do about it.

Abby and I went to Blue Moon Café for dinner last night, where we hadn’t been in years. She had catfish, and I had the bake potato dinner, and both were excellent. Blue Moon plays oldies music, and Abby sang along with pretty much every song.

Tomorrow is my usual July 4 routine: up early to cover the Fireball Classic 5k/10k run, then activities in Ada’s Wintersmith Park.

I am wearing one of my U. S. Flag shirts today. The flag behind me in my office is a permanent fixture. (Before anyone freaks out: those are reading glasses.)
I am wearing one of my U. S. Flag shirts today. The flag behind me in my office is a permanent fixture. (Before anyone freaks out: those are reading glasses.)
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4 Comments

  1. Cool photo.

    It’s amazing how right wingers (or maybe it’s just the Bushes) cannot comprehend that people can hold two separate beliefs to be simultaneously true (re: patriotism, God or lack thereof). That’s called being educated, or at least possessing the ability to think.

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