God and the Political Conventions

I love the beginning of Hendrik Hertzberg‘s essay on the role of God at the DNC in this week’s New Yorker:

If you happen to be a Republican campaign operative and/or a Fox News Channel chat host, that unexpectedly joyful Convention in Charlotte the other week made for glum viewing. One of the few points of light on the right was the discovery, just as the festivities were getting under way, that the Democrats had drafted a platform that — like George Washington’s farewell address, Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, and the Constitution of the United States — does not mention God by name.

Aw, snap!

The rest of the piece includes a nod to American Atheists’ Dave Silverman as well as Republican hypocrisy in general.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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