You can call me Lou, or Louis if you’re not into that whole brevity thing

Atrios points us to Dave at Quark Soup who has some questions about Barry Lynn:

In any case, listening to NPR I learned that Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is Reverend Barry Lynn. What a disappointment — this simply strikes me as the height of spin. It’s not enough, apparently, that Barry Lynn is an American citizen disgusted with the extent to which religion has pervaded secular life or a concerned activist desirous of planting a stake in the battle of church-vs-state. No, we’re supposed to note that Mr. Lynn is Rev. Lynn, and that, apparently, his prosteations(sic) are therefore to carry extra weight because, you know, he’s one of them protesting against their very actions.

Like that’s supposed to give extra weight to his thoughts.

Like…what a crok(sic).

Please — PLEASE — spin me no more. I’m spun out. Is anyone coming from an intellectually neutral perspective??

So let me get this straight…it’s not okay for Lynn who is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ to use “Rev.” but it’s okay to talk to Reverend Jerry Falwell or Reverend Lou Sheldon?

Isn’t this calling the kettle calling the crok pot black?

(Sorry…I couldn’t help myself.)

I’m also interested in what would be an “intellectually neutral perspective”? If you can’t be a believer and you can’t be an atheist, whats left? Agnostics, the hedge-betters of theology?



Yeah. Like I would tell you....