•No sooner do I dis religion (Sunday last week) than I begin to suspect my comments threads, for purely technological reasons, don't accept some posts, be they supportive or negative (though I switched to a pop-up format that may be more accepting). I will compensate by letting people post anything about God they want under this entry -- if they now can -- without me responding negatively in any way, barring robo-data-dumps and the like. So, partly to check how my blog's tech is working, go ahead and tell me, masses: Do I need Jesus?
•Speaking of religious divisions, my Alabama kindred spirit Franklin Harris pointed out the story (by Matt Ridley) of how that evil bastard Thomas More, who hated property and gave us five centuries of utopianism, essentially murdered the creator of the King James Bible (no, the murder victim wasn't Shakespeare -- nor was Shakespeare really Francis Bacon).
•In a reminder that religion is a poor guide to public policy, the (useful) fiscal right finds itself under attack from the (counterproductive) religious left, who've been asking in ads "What Would Jesus Cut?" -- with the implied answer being "Nothing! Jesus would love big government!" (Don Boudreaux echoed Jeff Jacoby's condemnation of this tactic.) I, of course, would love it if all the religious factions just canceled each other out and gave up, though I don't expect that to happen anytime soon.
But tomorrow, a sympathetic religious-music note to heal all divisions.