Saturday, December 4, 2010

You don't want my Jesus? Cool, I don't want your Ixchel. Or, Why the First Amendment is there.

Post Carbon - Cancun talks start with a call to the gods (h/t Chris Johnson)

To those of you who say "Keep religion out of public policy. Let science and reason decide," I would say, "How do I take you as serious or sincere when I read the following?"

"Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skillful interlacing of many threads," said Figueres, who hails from Costa Rica and started her greetings in Spanish before switching to English. "I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel."

Going to be hard for me to limit my carbon footprint while trying to dodge your Jaguar goddess paw.

You might not like the people you call "Fundamentalists," but don't they have a point that the only thing unifying some of your bizarre alliances (Gay rights and Islam, science and paganism) is hostility to Christianity?

And if they're not right, can you give some coherent explanation of your approach to public policy?

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