09/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

For the Least

Just when I think the hypocrisy of fundamentalist christians can't get worse. When I read of support for the Iraq war, hatred of immigrants, the killing of doctors, the prayers for the death of a president, the church that encourages bringing guns to services, the anti-science crusades, the subjugation of women, the hatred of homosexuals, the screams of abuse at "liberals", the brain washing of children, the ultra wealthy churches and pastors, I wonder which bible these people are reading. I'm an atheist, so what would I know, but I suspect that if a man called Christ really existed, and said at least one or two of the things attributed to him, good things, that he would be horrified to see how his inheritance has played out in modern America.

But just when I think I've heard it all, out comes another surprise. In an excellent HuffPo piece Linda Hirshman, talking about Teddy Kennedy and health care says - "As one demonstrator's sign said recently, 'Drop Dead. I Won't Pay for Your Health Care.'" Is it just me, or has a fundamental plank of the christian program been deleted from the health care debate?

Me, I'm just a godless liberal, but I believe in helping the poor and the sick. Why don't the Christians?