When will the foolishness end?
Last night I watched an MSNBC video on Youtube that ran the silliest creationist vs. atheist news I ever heard about. Apparently, 7 US states ban people who do not believe in god from positions in the state government?! North Carolina recently got a new councilman and he swore using the words “solemn acclamation” instead of “so help me god” 😉 Well, this got him into trouble as the NC state law forbids atheists from entering council?!
It’s interesting what this law represents for non-christian candidates … after all, they do believe in some sort of god (whether almighty or not).
To make things even more unbelievable, similar kinds of laws exist in 7 US states.
Luckily I had no plans to move to US and run for council in any of them B-)
I also feel lucky to live in BC where, AFAIK, you are not denied any right to work in a public organization as long as the Skills section of your resumé matches the job requirements! I just hope I won’t be proven wrong on this one 😀