Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Other Minority That Elected Obama

By Bill Maher

There's been a lot of talk about how Latinos, African Americans, and Asians pushed Obama over the top. But there's another growing minority group that did, and no one's talking about them: atheists. Exit polls show those listing "none" for religion was 12% of the electorate in 2012. In 1984, it was only 4%. 12% is a bigger slice of the voting pie than Hispanics or Asians, and about the same as African Americans. If the media is really so liberal, why aren't they talking about this more?

Over 70% of non-believers voted for Obama. During the inauguration, he could have thanked us by limiting his usual shout-outs to God and scripture.

Young voters are disproportionately non-believers, so their numbers and influence will only grow as the more gullible folks die off. Ironically, the result of this should be a more Christ-like society because, like the other minority groups who vote for liberals, they're a lot more interested in practicing what Jesus preached, like economic fairness, peace, and tolerance. They're much more into "social justice." I know that's a dirty word to Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck, but it certainly beats their recommended alternative: social injustice.

Americans can only truly forge a personal relationship with Christ once those who don't believe in him start running things.


Sarah said...

Couldn't say it better myself.


Anonymous said...

I'm not an atheist and I voted for Obama twice. I think too many persons who call themselves Christians don't practice what Christ preached and therefore don't deserve the name. Please do continue to call them out on it. (On the other hand, your joke about finding Jesus' body with the initials "JC" on the shroud doesn't work because "J" is a later addition to the alphabet.)

I wish I read Greek because I remember learning, in a Catholic apologetics class, that the original version of that New Testament verse condemning homosexuality that twits like to quote was actually condemning prostituting boys.

I'm not leaving the Church just because of Pope Ratzi and those despicable cardinals who betrayed Christ, betrayed His Church, and betrayed the faithful it was their duty to protect. I'm not going to cease to be a USA citizen because of the despicable things my country has done/ is doing, either. However, I am NOT going to be silent about the evil done.

Cardinal Mahoney needs to learn that it is not for the betrayer to decide that he has been punished, been contrite, and been rehabilitated enough -- that's for the betrayed to decide. His complaint that he's being scapegoated tells me he hasn't really learned. How can he be trusted if he doesn't realize the magnitude of what he did? No priest was involved in my childhood sexual abuse and I wasn't actually raped, but it still blighted my life!

Why doesn't the man find some humility and spend the rest of his life warning institutions that he and those like him are proof that you can't protect the institution by covering up for bullies, abusers, etc. If an institution wants trust, it should be trustworthy -- and that means it should publically out the wrongdoer and do all it can to prevent him or her from hurting anyone else!

I also wish EWTN would stop praying for the pope to be treated with the respect due the Vicar of Christ and start praying that the pope always behaves in a manner worthy of the respect due the Vicar of Christ.

I never did believe that line, "If you can't respect the man, respect the position." My belief is that if the man (or woman) isn't worthy of respect, s/he shouldn't be in that position.

Ann Nichols, middle-of-nowhere, AZ

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