By Megan Mcardle, originally posted at The Atlantic.

I have to say, I don’t understand the idea that one would separate one’s faith from one’s politics.  For an agnotheist like me, all this means is a pretty healthy skepticism of prayer in schools.  But if I did have a firm belief in God, I’d have a hard time reconciling the following two principles:

  1. There is an omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent deity, and man’s highest destiny is to fulfill His purpose
  2. I routinely ignore what this deity says because my neighbors disagree

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