The human truth behind religious displays

Sarah Vowell is subbing for Maureen Dowd on the op-ed pages of the NY Times today, and addresses the recent Supreme Court ruling about the monuments of the 10 Commandments on government property in Texas. I say, dump Mo and hire this woman; she rocks (no pun intended).

The Supreme Court’s ruling last month upholding the right of the Texas State Capitol to keep a Ten Commandments sculpture – sponsored by that great theologian Cecil B. DeMille to promote his Charlton Heston epic – on its grounds as an historical artifact is arguable from a legal perspective. But to the amateur historian and professional ironist, it’s a delight. Because I’ve been to the Texas State Capitol, and that granite Moses movie ad is one of the least offensive things there.