Why Americans Hate Democrats: A Dialogue – The unteachable ignorance of the red states. By Jane Smiley: “Here is how ignorance works: First, they put the fear of God into you, if you don’t believe in the literal word of the Bible, you will burn in hell. Of course, the literal word of the Bible is tremendously contradictory, and so you must abdicate all critical thinking, and accept a simple but logical system of belief that is dangerous to question. A corollary to this point is that they make sure you understand that Satan resides in the toils and snares of complex thought and so it is best not try it. “Here you go. Either this writer learns better or she will never win a red state. Atheists are not fools. . . but this is foolish.
Essay / Politics