January 20, 2009

Happy to be Included

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Barack Obama, Inaugural Address

I do worry that the President still excluded some from the list. Perhaps it is time to stop making such a list and simply say, "We are a nation of people."

As Mark Twain wrote in his notebook, "All I care to know is that a man is a human being--that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. I can get right down and grovel with him."

Posted by Duane Smith at January 20, 2009 10:26 AM | Read more on Current Events |

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I'm not worried. If he included everyone, it'd be a very long list indeed. Do we need to list Raelians? Neo-Hellenists? Taoists? We non-believers constitute a large majority, it's about time to get some recognition. For too long it has been "so long as you believe in *something*". :)

Posted by: Chris Weimer at January 20, 2009 3:08 PM

Oops, meant "large minority".

Posted by: Chris Weimer at January 20, 2009 3:09 PM

Let's hope he will keep up with his inclusiveness.

Posted by: Aydin at January 20, 2009 3:45 PM

I'm happy to have been included twice: Jew & non-believer :)

Posted by: Arman at January 22, 2009 2:33 PM

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