Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
It seems to me that California serves as a radical model of the rest of the country. They go out and do something really overboard, and then the rest of the country finds the happy medium in between. Maybe they just like being trendsetters or something. Or maybe I'm just full of shit. Probably the latter of the two.
Anyway, just my $0.02
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion