Religion was no big deal then. I think race probably was discussed more than religion. I did not consider myself an Atheist at that time, just a non-believer. I don't think I had ever had a discussion about religion during the 6 years I was in the Army.
I don't know how to leave a message -- I've had a couple of drinks and this site is rather new to me. Anyway, after that sentence I'm sure you're tentative to accept intellectual measuring apparatae from me. The fact is, I've had my IQ measured from Joe-Schmo dot COM (at 143) to a pay site (at 137) to the lean, mean MENSA machine (mean 146, all about (for persons of average intelligence, like a high school SAT) 123, competative 164 (which I don't count as I'd never live up to that)); but that includes IQ tests which judge 20 pts low to keep the lay-person 'in-game'.)
You can't get into MENSA with a 120 or less, regardless.
ANYway. I love that you love Lewis Black. He's amazing. We've a lot alike -- we speak our minds, we're loud, and we don't give a flying fudge (and by that I mean FUCK) what people think. Unless they think I'm ugly. Then .. FUCK them. ;)
Truth is, if you have $40, contact MENSA. It's all of ~$9 per month to join, and you get a nifty magazine each quarter. (Not to mention a card you can show to your friends each time they have an idiotic idea... "Oh, really, you think running from the Zombie would be worth it? Yeah? .. oh, hold on ... (hold up MENSA card) REALLY? YOU REALLY THINK THAT WOULD WORK? HOW ABOUT WE *THINK* ABOUT IT??"
The real problem with MENSA members is that we tend to drink after 10pm, and, considering it's 11:21pm right now, we're almost always drunk after hours. Which means I am now.
And my true IQ is 164. But I say 143. But my family thinks it's 123. I wish it were 90. I could sleep at night and go to work .. .. let alone having .. SEX .. with a .. .. .... wom an . ... ... MAN! MAN! HAVE SEX WITH A MAN! OH, I'm spent.