Heli, heli, lama sabachthani?
Posted by Jeff on July 24, 2008
Well, PZ Myers has officially posted picturesof the great cracker desecration, along with a carefully cutting, critical, and cantankerous commentary on crazy Catholic customs and commotions concerning Christ’s corporeal combination with a crusty cracker. *whew*
There were a few points that I just HAD to comment on…
“I think if I were truly evil, I would have to demand that all of my acolytes be celibate, but would turn a blind eye to any sexual depravities they might commit. If I wanted to be an evil hypocrite, I’d drape myself in expensive jeweled robes and live in an ornate palace while telling all my followers that poverty is a virtue. If I wanted to commit world-class evil, I’d undermine efforts at family planning by the poor, especially if I could simultaneously enable the spread of deadly diseases. And if I wanted to be so evil that I would commit a devastating crime against the whole of the human race, twisting the minds of children into ignorance and hatred, I would be promoting the indoctrination of religion in children’s upbringing, and fomenting hatred against anyone who dared speak out in defiance.”
Myers made the preceding statement in response to the host(*chuckle*) of emails and commentors on his blog who informed him of his status as evil. While this is not a perfect and convincing argument in and of itself, I have to give PZ props for flair! This was a verbal suckerpunch to all the self-righteous Catholics who have been making a stink over host desecration as the vilest act imaginable. Get a little perspective people! Of course, PZ follows this up with a nice little Monty Python reference. Which, like the Spanich Inquisition, was complettely unexpected but timed perfectly.
What it comes down to is whether you agree with Professor Myers or not, he’s a LOUD voice against religious dogmatism and intolerance in this country and as such he’s valuable. It’s very important to let the so-called ‘moral majority’ know that a lot of people in this nation disagree with them, and some of us disagree passionately!
Not all of us are as aggressive as Myers, nor should we be. But SOMEone has to do it. For the record, I’m completely in PZ’s corner on this whole issue. For some reason, people have developed this tendency to think that because they are religious, they are entitled to special rights and privelidges. Well, that’s gotta stop!
Freedom of religion implies that the government will not interfere with you practicing whatever the hell you want as long as no one else is harmed. That is not the right to be free from being offended by the actions of others! Sure, desecrating a holr wafer may be offensive as hell. To YOU. My point here is SO FUCKING WHAT? You have every right to be offended, outraged even! But here’s the kicker: I have JUST AS MUCH RIGHT to offend as you have to be offended! No one should be attacked personally and publically the way Myers and Cook have been over this whole issue with the sacrimental Jesusloaf.
Well, no more ranting for me. I’ll leave you with a picture.