Today The View addressed Janeane Garofalo saying President Obama's call for prayers to end the oil spill is "anti-intellectual." Of course, this led to Elisabeth screaming about how she's being oppressed for her religious convictions.

The trouble started when Joy explained, "faith is something that you feel, thinking is something you do with your brain," which sounds similar to Merriam-Webster's definition, "firm belief in something for which there is no proof." Joy says it's dangerous when prayer takes the place of logical thinking, and Elisabeth retorts that it's "a complete bigoted statement to say that when I'm praying I'm not thinking." Even if she is thinking while she's praying, she's certainly not thinking while she's talking.


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"Faith is not about logic." — Joy Behar

That's even closer to the Webster's definition.

But, yes, that is disappointing to me about Obama. One could substitute his and Sarah Palin's recent tweet [[] and get the same idea. How often can you say that?