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Monday, May 16, 2005

President Bush: a nonbeliever.

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Apparently, President Bush doesn't believe in magic. Recently, he said:
"Americans are concerned about high prices at the pump and they're really
concerned as they start making their travel plans, and I understand that," the
president said. "I wish I could just wave a magic wand and lower the price at
the pump. I'd do that. But that's not how it works."

Isn't it odd that Bush, a man of faith, spits in the general direction of people that believe in magic wands. Maybe adherents to the religion of magic wands, who call themselves Wanderers, are not your traditional religious group, but why should that matter? For them, that is "how it works". It might just seem like a sideshow to Bush, but to many people magic is real. They believe it is real. And by scoffing at the power of magic wands he is trampling all over their beliefs. Is the "beliefs" rhetoric just rhetoric, or does Bush really believe it?

Wanderers don't hold press conferences like Bush and announce: "I wish I could do that Ten Commandments thing and then go to heaven. I'd do that. But that's not how it works." No. They are much more savvy than that. People who believe in magic accept other faiths, and respect the beliefs of people of other faiths - like scientologists and their beliefs in that Travolta movie about aliens.

Wanderers have been quietly pushing for stickers in text books that would question the concept of gravity. "Gravity is just a theory. Other theories involve magic wands." And yet, the intelligent designers get all the press. Where is the fairness?

Eventhough most Wanderers believe in dragons and fairy princesses, that doesn't mean they don't vote. I think it's time that the believers in magic wands stand up and form a left-wing religious base, dedicated to the proposition that all faiths should be recognized, whether they involve witches and trolls, or not.

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