Meanwhile, in France, things are different among the political elites.
Whereas here, in the U.S., politicians on both sides of the aisle — and even this year’s most prominent libertarian — now bend over backwards to say nice things about religion and faith, in France, the president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has co-written at least one article of which I am aware with Europe’s best-known promoter of atheism, philosopher Michel Onfray.
Tonight, I hope to post a brief review of Onfray’s Atheist Manifesto, which gets to the heart of the matter during this blog’s “Month Without God.”
Think of the situation in France:
•Market-friendly, relatively pro-U.S. president who was notoriously drunk at a G8 meeting
•His co-writer a militant — and I mean militant — atheist who wants to see religion ended completely
In short: France is practically run by Ayn Rand characters now.