A few days ago comedian and actor Norm Macdonald made some nice, and seemingly sincere, comments about his faith. Since the tolerant athesits only allow people to denigrate religious beliefs, these naturally rose up like a mob with pitchforks and torches.
I assumed that this would blow over, and it did, but "and how".
"First, comedian Norm Macdonald frustrated atheists and now he’s disappointing religious adherents. Following his highly-publicized Twitter spat with non-believers over the weekend — a dialogue during which the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member said that he studies Biblical scriptures and believes in God — the entertainer now is backtracking....."
I can't find the exact quote, but it goes like this:
'If the only difference between a man's nose and the snout of a pig is an accident of nature, then there is no reason that I cannot slaughter him like a pig'.
The second is only one of the remarks by our Founders in which the strong tie between our type of government and the culture of the people is stressed:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams