Mostly for sex and swearing, it turns out.

The only unexpected thing that happened while the Democrats were getting down in Charlotte last week was that God, who was originally not invited to the party, was let back in, prompting an unexpected chorus of boos and protests from the delegates. The prevailing opinion is that the boos were generated by Democratic atheists, who felt disrespected.

The Democrats are the party of atheists, probably because the Republicans don't want them; every one of the GOP's leaders feel compelled to smear on a thick protective layer of conservative Christian piety before leaving the house in the morning, like swimmers gobbing on a coating of grease before attempting the English Channel. The Democrats, besides being the party of atheists, are the party of everyone else, too, from what I could tell, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and even Christians who do not necessarily believe that just because we are allegedly made in God's image, He must be a gun and property-owning American Christian white male who lives in a suburban or rural part of a southern or western state. 

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Comment by Alan Perlman on September 21, 2012 at 8:53pm

If we can't keep God out of our party platforms, we're no better than the Taliban and all the rest of the idiots that can't seem to wrap their heads around the idea of a religiously-neutral political party or country (although we do treat our women better).

Comment by Jenn Wiffen on September 18, 2012 at 12:51pm

LOL!! Yep sex and swearing, I am so guilty. :)   But isn't scary that the Repubs usually in invoking 'God' they themselves take on a 'holy-then-thou strut to their step like they've become immortal gods to the vast mortal world.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 17, 2012 at 12:05am

Dude, nobody needs references to fictional beings to express passion or anger.

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