Today I watched Obama’s inauguration, and while I was happy that eight years of Bush were over, I couldn’t help but count the number of times “god” was invoked. But, as my girlfriend aptly pointed out, that’s Obama’s pejorative. Since it was his personal speech, not an official legal endorsement of one religion over another that’s fine. I must give him props for the nod to Atheists when he added “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.”
Yet, to understand how I felt every time “god” was invoked, imagine instead of “god” Obama said “the magic grapefruit”. It would sound ridiculous no? Calling on a magical invisible man in the sky is just as ridiculous as calling on a magical invisible grapefruit.
I guess what I really want is to one day have an openly Atheist president. I can’t think of anything better.