osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Should I be amused, alarmed, or dismissive?

Folks are just getting an introduction to Missouri House Resolution 13. A story on it here: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/0512B034CC655212862571270019240C?OpenDocument

Ah me, what a cynic I am. Remember my take on the war on Christmass? Well lookie lookie, God is back on the national stage. And in a way guarranteed to provoke great outrage from my fellow progressves and blue staters genrally.

This is the classic time for the amused, arched eye-brow and a "no doubt God and Jesus appreciate your god wishes, but I think they can look after themselves."

Instead, I anticipate that the Pavlovian pack the left and center have become will start barking and slavering, producing the very show this is designed to yield.

So I'm going to recommend a "Day of the Dove" approach. Laugh. Show condescending pity toward the folks who apparently can't get it together to pray before school or after. Pat them on the head. Then move on.

Try not to rise to the bait and fulminate all sorts of things about how awful the conservative christians are. It's what they need to hear to drive them to the polls. Do you really want to be Karl Rove's puppets?

The good folks in Dover, PA, including many conservative Christians, saw through this nonesense for what it was.
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