Doc Dobson apparently went after Barry O for his "fruitcake" interpretation of the Bible. It seems that Obama said that some of the revelations in Season 4 blantantly contradict things we learned in Season 1, and they could really use a dedicated continuity guy on the writing staff, whereas Doc Dobs is totally like, it's all part of a prescripted reveal, and it all makes sense, you asshole, why don't you go back to jerking off to Lazarus Long fucking his own mother, you dweeb. Religion is so charming. The Bible is evil, and it's also crazy! I mean, shee-it, even if you toss out the apocryha and the Gnostic texts and the recently rediscovered "lost" gospels, you still have a crazed, monomaniacal, diet-freak, genocidal sky-god sending his whacked-out millennarian offspring to rock the world with a series of formidably nonsensical babblings, puntuated by an occasional injunction to be nice to poor folks and lepers, and to give all your shit away, tune in, and drop out. The Hindus at least look at the world on a longish timeframe. How far are we into the Kali Yuga right now?--a hundred million years? Jesus and the rest of the Western dudes were the Weekly World News of their time. The world was always ending just . . . about . . . NOW!, which is why they were all so hep to casting off their wordly possessions, etc. The Apocalypse of John, which Ingersoll called the "insanest" book, is so kooky that it even offended Martin Luther, and he was the kind of guy who used to say that the Jewish house of worship was a whore and a slut, so you know he had a pretty high bar for offense. Read the Book of Job some time and tell me that the god it evisages isn't nuttier than a late-summer squirrel. Ask yourself what that soft-focus porno is doing in the middle of the Good Book. Watching politicians fight over the correct interpretation is like listening to my old college roommate and his buddy debate the nature of Tom Bombadil--sort of endearing, but mostly embarrassing.