Monday, September 24, 2007

God Bless America?

From The Friendly Atheist (he's a cutie too):

Perhaps in response to Rob Sherman’s atheist activism or his daughter’s recent (successful) campaign to get God Bless America off of the Homecoming Dance song list at her high school, the family evoked a response from the suburban Chicago community.

Their home was vandalized Friday night

Despite the fact that church bulletins were found I think it's clearly wrong to assume this was the doing of Christians. Messages scrawled in chalk mentioned a chap named "Jessus." Perhaps they should shove their anti-christian bigotry aside and go find this Jessus person so they can get to the bottom of this!

Frankly, I think it likely has nothing to do with the whole "God Bless America," matter either. Who wants a song like that at their school dance? The kids must be thanking Dawn Sherman for getting it pulled. It hasn't got a dance beat. Maybe you could slow dance to it but everyone knows slow dances are for feeling up your partner and how in the hell are you going to be in the mood for that with someone screeching about God in the background? I mean, just look at the lyrics:

Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam...


Guide her? From the mountains? Foam?

Hmmmm. Might be suitable for copping a feel afterall. At the very least.


JJ Ross said...

Dawn, I started a comment that got so long that I finally made it a whole post of its own! Enjoy, and thanks for the inspiration. :)

Dawn said...

You gave my post too much credit! Yours was thoughtful and eloquent, mine basically appealed to fart joke funny bones. :D

JJ Ross said...

We'll have to agree to mutual admiration then. To me yours was very funny and not just juvenile humor -- it had layers, like an onion (or ogre? . . .)

I think what tickled me most was your "foam" reference. I like the reality show Top Chef on Bravo but I didn't like last season's finalist Marcel, who became a running joke for putting some kind of fancy but imo off-putting "foam" in every conceivable dish. I think he even added a flavored foam the week they made ice cream at the zoo! :)

Example: Marcel's "cherry tart with cherry foam" recipe. (Don't try this at home LOL!)

Dawn said...

I didn't like either of the finalists! I was hoping for the two that got booted just before. :( Can't remember their names...Can sure remember the foam though!