Thursday, September 2, 2010


Top 3 most popular books on Amazon:
  1. Mockingjay, some sort of popular young adult book
  2. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, great American novelist du jour
  3. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

One last thought

To steal a line from Churchill, freedom of religion is the worst system possible, except for all the others that have been tried. But freedom of religion is a legal concept, and there's still the question of public attitudes. I think we'd all be better off if we swapped the roles of religion and sex in our society. Religion would be something you did in private, and politicians would spend their time explaining how awesome they are in bed instead of how much they love Jesus.

Wouldn't you rather the President said "Hope you get laid tonight, America" instead of "God bless America" after promising to spend billion of dollars killing random civilians in Afghanistan? At least with the former you don't have to think about how what kind of God would approve of mass murder...