A group of Floridian "free thinkers" converged on a strip of U.S. Route 98 recently with mops and a giant vat of "unholy water" to cleanse the thoroughfare of the blessing it received from a Christian group a year ago. The atheist group, "Humanists of Florida" says it scrubbed the road "of the oils of intolerance," claiming that the original roadside annointment by Christian group Polk Under Prayer was an insult to non-Christians and that the highway should be
"about welcoming everybody." PUP director Richard Geringswald counters that his group's blessing was merely meant to ward off "evildoers."
First of all, I don't even want to think about where the free thinkers got their "unholy water" from. Second, what kind of evildoers was the blessing supposed to protect the road from? Drunk drivers? Getaway cars? Bankers? Televangelists?
Come on, guys, I love a good show as much as the next person. But with this kind of shenanigans going on, I can understand why a lot of people have a problem taking religion (or the lack thereof) seriously.