I just clicked an ad asking if I’d support a national day of prayer on 9/11 (so I could say no I wouldn’t). It took me to a WND (world net daily) poll. For those of you who don’t know WND is notorious for popularizing BS like the ACORN “scandal” and many claims of the birther movement. They are raving right wing partisan nutjobs.
Anyway, they are apparently advertising on xanga and they’re asking people to take a poll (thinly veiled attempt to get your email address so they can spam you, which the page explicitly says will happen if you fill out the form) and these are the responses allowed:
1) Would you support a National Day of Prayer and Fasting on 9-11-13?
No, there is no God
No, God doesn’t hear our prayers
No, we’re doing just fine without God’s help
Yes, our problems are so overwhelming, only God can save us
Yes, He promises to heal our land if we repent, pray and humble ourselves
Yes, this is what the founder of this country did frequently – and it worked
They manage to give six answers to a yes or no question and not one of them has anything to do with the fact that their proposal violates the first amendment. In their mind either you’re an atheist or you’re a neo-con christian republican, no other possible response.
Suffice to say I did not answer their bullshit poll (even though making a fake email takes literally 2 seconds).
I’m fine with people not agreeing with my positions on things, but it’s sad how many people are so cut off they can’t even fathom my position on things. And if I sat down with them and explained it for 20 minutes they would still be unable to fathom it.
This is what I don’t like about religion, it so often cuts people off.