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Courtesy of this blog, I learned a wonderful new way to express my views of religion:

Although I didn’t come up with it at the time, I’ve since clued in to the perfect analogy for the way Canadians (generally speaking – there are of course exceptions) think about religion. We treat it like underwear. We acknowledge that it exists and plays a role in the life of most people; we believe people should be able to obtain whatever kind of it they are comfortable in; we are even beginning to recognise that some people don’t have much use for it and that’s okay. But we are really not comfortable with people who run around showing theirs off in public and get a little freaked out about people who exhibit an interest in other people’s, especially complete strangers’. To drag the analogy to the breaking point, relative to the Canadian political landscape, American politicians walk around without trousers on quite frequently.

This also makes me want to buy a pair of undies spangled with Stars of David, just to make a point.