So with this "debate," our beloved news media trots out Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens, atheist extraordinaire.
Hitch sparred with Ken Blackwell on Hardballz this afternoon. I am sure you kittens remember Mister Blackwell as the Ohio Secretary of State during the 2004 election. Wasn't that a can of worms? Blackwell also wanted to be the RNC Chair, but one crazy at a time.
Here's the gist:
Blackwell: America is based on Judeo-Christian...
Hitchens: There is a crisis of faith in America.
Blackwell: You don't have to be the erudite that you are to understand a basic precept that our, our country is based on a set of universal truths that all of us are created equal and endowed by our creator. Human rights don't come from government, they come from our creator.
Hitchens: You are being very stubborn. This does not say Christian. The person who put self-evident in that committee was Benjamin Franklin and undoubtedly an atheist.
Blackwell: You think the founders and the Pilgrims weren't Christians? Let's talk about historical accuracy. Don't Bogart me!
Update: Blackwell: We will come back. We have been at a low ebb before and we will come back. It might take a crucified church to bring a crucified Christ into the eyes, into the view of the eyes of the world.
Time for a smoke and a drinkie.