Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ooooooh, snap!


That's gonna leave a mark.

15 comments:

Robin said...

But...but...but...it doesn't deal with MY specific version of "faith" that's all good and enlightened and untainted by any unsavoury baggage whatever! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, etc.

WV - elogionf (Dunno why, just...there it is.)

Ti-Guy said...

I'm sure this is more an issue of hypocrisy than religious faith, although the two are likely inseparable.

What's always so amazing is the more overtly devout a society is, the more corrupt it is. That's true for the US, for Iran, (indeed, form most of the Muslim World), for Israel and in our case, Qu├ębec before the Quiet Revolution.

s said...

We must strive to attain the enlightenment achieved by former and current communist countries like the Soviet Union and China: engineered famines, gulags and organ harvesting demonstrate what a progressive society can do when God doesn't get in the way.

KEvron said...

i agree with s.

KEvron

sooey said...

Yabbut, we could always go halfway and be godless without communism.

KEvron said...

fine: nix the communism, but keep your hands off my organ harvesting.

KEvron

KEvron said...

heh. makes for a nifty euphemism!

KEvron

wv = "fantiliz"

deBeauxOs said...

Gregory Paul, the author of that piece will probably have to hire bodyguards.

By writing what he did, he's just become the Salman Rushdie of religious fundamentalist rightwingnuts zealots in the US and one of them will probably make an attempt on his life.

Ti-Guy said...

We must strive to attain the enlightenment achieved by former and current communist countries like the Soviet Union and China:

That's why I singled out hypocrisy. Apart from the bad science underlying command-and-control economics (which led to the food and consumer goods shortages), both Soviet Russia and China, these classless worker paradises and dictatorships of the proletariat, were overseen by a elite hypocrites.

Much like the US, which has been a plutocracy more than it's ever been a democracy.

KEvron said...

actually, we're a constitutional republic.

KEvron

Ti-Guy said...

That's swell.

KEvron said...

republic, ti-guy. republic.

KEvron

sooey said...

The U.S. is all about hypocrisy. You have to pretend to be a True Believer to get anywhere near the Presidency.

Cripes, Bill Clinton, heathen-at-large even took to carrying a Bible around in his pocket.

Ti-Guy said...

Ew...I bet all the pages of the Song of Songs were stuck together.

KEvron said...

lol! the clenis! i've stumbled into free republic....

KEvron