The results are in and the godless atheists have done even worse than promiscuous mayors, old age pensioners and the gay homosexualists.
Gallup pollsters spent three days earlier this month surveying citizens of The New Amerika to see if we are ready for a non-traditional type of president. They asked people if they would be willing to vote for a “generally well-qualified” candidate who was __________.
Here are the different terms that filled in the blank with the percentage of people who gave a positive response to each.
…a woman 88%
…married for the third time 67%
…72 years of age 57%
…a homosexual 55%
…an atheist 45%
And here is my reaction: the results of this poll illustrate that we are an intolerant and hateful society.
If you would object by saying that Blacks and Jews did well – fuck that. 92% is not good. What 92% says to me is that 8% of Americans wouldn’t accept a Jew in the White House.
Let’s take someone who fits more than one of those labels – me. I am a Jew and a woman and an atheist. How have I fared in the poll?
0.92 x 0.88 x 0.45 = 0.36 or 36%
And I haven’t even thrown my gay best friend into the formula.
What I actually want to express is that I am stunned. This poll is just generally offensive, but I was really surprised to learn that atheists are such a downtrodden minority in The Amerika. I had no idea. Ach jo, something else to get worked up over.
An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment.
– from Murray v Curlett petition 1959