Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Barack Obama on the Role of Religion in the United States

PZ Myers is a very smart man. He is an evolutionary biologist and a professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. He's also a very angry atheist who rails against religion in his blog. He's also fairly humorless and prone to getting into long silly fights with people like cartoonist Scott Adams because he's unable to tell when he's being trolled. He's been having a lot of trouble warming up to Barack Obama because of his religious beliefs. So it was interesting to see him linking to this video of a speech by Barack Obama on religion and diversity which shows a surprisingly smart and nuanced view on the role of Christianity in the United States:

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