Cal Thomas' knee-jerk hostility

The hacktacular Cal Thomas has penned an awfully lazy column attacking atheists for their "faith" (judging by the length and intellectual depth of the thing, he may have scribbled it while the turkey was resting):

The Atheist Wager
I wonder about the question. Why is it "in vogue" to disbelieve in a Creator of the universe, who loves us and wants to have a relationship with us and not "in vogue" to believe?
Um, because you're completely full of shit? I don't know how Cal Thomas defines "in vogue," but according to this Harris Poll, 90 percent of Americans believe in God (51 percent believe in ghosts), including 85 percent of those ivory-tower losers with post-graduate degrees. And, of course, atheists are the most distrusted and despised minority in the country -- "in vogue," indeed.

The first rule for the Culture Warrior is: Never let the facts get in the way of claiming you belong to a victimized minority (see Christmas, the War On).

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