Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Eid al-Adha

Abraham is a central patriarchal figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. If it were not for Abraham we would not have the mutilation of male genitalia so pervasive in Islam and Judaism. Abraham was such a great man he was willing to slaughter his own son Isaac because some voice in his head commanded him to. Today when people do this they are arrested and thrown in prison. I wonder if it's just the women that get arrested. Abraham was regarded as a hero. Hmmm. In Islam Eid al-Adha is the festival of sacrifice celebrating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice foreskins and offspring to god and this year it starts tomorrow on December 19. To honor such sacrifice they slaughter sheep, goats and cattle by the millions. Sounds like fun! Who needs Mortal Combat when you can go out in the streets and cut the throat of a live sheep.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Jesus™ Nation

That's what Huckabee is fighting for. It's clear he has a vision of one nation under Jesus™. He basically says so in his own words way back in 1998:

"I didn't get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn't have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives. . . . I hope we answer the alarm clock and take back this nation for Christ."

It looks like Huckabee is surging in the polls. So I guess all you Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, Buddhists, Hindus, Baha'is, Taoists, Druids, Native Americans, Universalists, Pagans, and atheists better start thinking about moving to a new country. If this guy gets in the whitehouse I don't think you'll be very welcomed here.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mitt Romney is a blathering idiot

"Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone," he said.

So says Mitt. I can't believe that this guy is seriously seeking the presidency. Has he not read the constitution? Does he not understand that our founders purposely separated religion from affairs of the state? To say that religion is the only way to find one's personal self is completely and utterly insane. I would say Mitt will be as fundamentally bad for the separation of church and state as Bush is now based on statements like this.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Golden Compass

Come on folks. It's FANTASY! Really, kids can tell the difference between fantasy and reality. They can. Why do you think it's so hard to get them up and out the door to Sunday school? If you haven't heard there's an uproar about the new film, The Golden Compass. It's like Harry Potter all over again. Religious nuts think this movie will indoctrinate their children into the evils of atheism. Give me a break. And give your children some credit. If you have raised your child to believe in your god, fine. This movie is not going to change their minds. Are you so afraid that your believes are so tenuous that a fantasy movie will destroy it? You must not have much faith in your beliefs then. It's interesting to see the evangelical blogsphere get their panties all in a bunch about this. I can't wait to take my son to see this movie. I'm sure we'll have a spirited discussion about it afterwards.