The utterly shameful face of American politics is reflected in the appalling fact that no one openly claims atheism, although Arizona Democrat Krysten Sinema says she is “religiously unaffiliated”. What hope is there for an enlightened leader to emerge from the evangelical, bible-bashing fundamentalists who know they are right because they have read the holy book.
George Bush Senior (when asked whether he recognized the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists): 'No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be conspired patriots. This is one nation under God.'
Someone’s got to say it: Americans are the kindest, most open-hearted, loving, generous and adventurous people on Earth. But, boy, they are the most gullible and simple-minded as well. When I see the almost religious evangelical fervour of Trump’s rallies I am sickened and saddened by the haunting memory of Hitler’s rousing speeches. When 40% of American still think the Universe is only 10,000 years old because it says so in a book written by scientifically ignorant desert tribesmen how can one take them seriously?