Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
I've received more than the usual amount of criticism for my
You are neither a sexist pig nor a liberal shill. I've seen you up against Chris Hitchens and Richard Dawkins; you're nobody's shill.
Sarah Palin is quoted as saying that the Pledge of Allegiance was written by the 'Founding Fathers', complete with the phrase "under God'. If I'm not mistaken, the Pledge was written in 1898 and the 'under God' part was added in the 1950's.
Sarah Palin, when asked about her possible nomination as the Republican candidate for Vice President, said that she couldn't answer until someone told her what the duties of the Vice President are!
Sarah Palin wanted to ban books from her local library. (If I were a person of religious faith, I'd believe that there must be some circle of Hell reserved for those who seek to ban books!)
And, yes, when Barack Obama said "God bless America" during his speech at the DNC, I wanted to puke. But I'm going to vote for him anyway, because I don't think that he will cite scripture as a rationale for policy decisions or claim that God whispers in his ear regarding international relations.
I hesitate to describe myself as a feminist because then I'll be perceived as someone else's definition of the word. But many people who know me would describe me as a feminist. Accepting that designation (for the moment) I can tell you that I found nothing offensive in your article about Sarah Palin. Keep writing, Sam.
- Maggie Carneiro (Hermana) http://tacomagalblog.blogspot.com/