Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Bit of Sunday Morning Optimism

Ever so often, I wonder if the right and left, the secular and the religious, humans and computers on Jeopardy, or the young and the old can co-exist in the American public sphere.  I need to go no further than this poll about Charlie Sheen.  It shows
Democrats would support him by a 44-24 margin for President over Palin and that Republicans would support him 37-28 over Obama. People may not have any respect for Sheen but they still think he'd be a better alternative than their opposing party's leading figure.
With Sheen "Winning!" the Presidency, even a introverted pessimist like me needs to look for a bit of hope that Americans of different stripes can live together.  Today, that hope comes from Syfy channel.  At 6 pm (CDT), the Atheists (I'll capitalize the term since it's close enough to a formal religion) get watch The Golden Compass.  At 8 pm CDT, Christians get to watch The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  Heck the 9 Christians and Atheists who are actually friends could get together and watch both.  Living room debates go well with popcorn.

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