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May 04, 2004

One for the Atheists

I sort of got a kick out of this memorial comment by Pat Tillman's brother:

Tillman's youngest brother, Rich, wore a rumpled white T-shirt, no jacket, no tie, no collar, and immediately swore into the microphone. He hadn't written anything, he said, and with the starkest honesty, he asked mourners to hold their spiritual bromides.

"Pat isn't with God,'' he said. "He's f -- ing dead. He wasn't religious. So thank you for your thoughts, but he's f -- ing dead.''

So maybe we should demand in the name of Pat Tilman that "under God" be taken out of the pledge of allegiance as a memorial to his sacrifice?

Posted by Nathan at May 4, 2004 01:49 PM