Dear Christpher Hitchens: I love your brain.
In your face with the burka
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and Slate Magazine, where this column originally appeared
12 May 2010
The French legislators who seek to repudiate the wearing of the veil or the burka — whether the garment covers “only” the face or the entire female body — are often described as seeking to impose a “ban.” To the contrary, they are attempting to lift a...read more...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Stephen Harper is, by virtue of being 'religious,' and entertaining religious fanatics and their crazy, crazy ideals, has proven himself to be utterly unqualified to hold public office, let alone run a country.
Religion has no place ANYWHERE outside one's private residence but absolutely NOT in the political arena.
Those who believe in invisible floaty god thingies are welcome to their delusions IN PRIVATE.
Religion of any kind - has NO place on the public stage and absolutely NO place anywhere near the development of laws, or any kind of policy.
The 'religious' know so very little about what they believe, where it comes from and how extensively manipulated, reinterpreted and cashed-in-upon their 'faith' is and that refusal to know is the very detail that should disqualify them from participation in anything to do with politics.
HOW is it that people who are terrified of extremists and want to 'democratise' societies where politics is based on religion do NOT see the same thing happening here?
No matter what name it has - or what name given the invisible man - religion and religious fanatics are dangerous, false, deluded and ridiculous no matter what country they're living in.
The fact that the current Canadian PM has any truck at all with these fools should be enough to oust him. Anyone who buys in to fantasy cannot, by virtue of accepting that fantasy, be qualified to run a country.
Talking snakes, invisible men, zombies indeed. SERIOUSLY people.
By the way, this is how 'christians' are supposed to treat other people:
|Deuteronomy 7:1-2||When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations . . . then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.|
|20:10-17||When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the Lord your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. . . . This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.|
However, in the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them—
And for those of you who are so uneducated and unread to say 'oh, that's old testament,' well, your 'son of god' himself said that not one word of the old laws could be changed until he returns. Unless those people who thought Michael Jackson was the messiah are right....
From Evilbible.com, Christians are Hypocrites page:
"Lastly, Jesus, who clearly is of greater importance than Paul, said the Old Law was to remain in force until heaven and earth passed away and all is accomplished (“For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven”-Matthew 5:18-19 RSV). Heaven and earth still exist and many prophecies are not yet fulfilled. How many times have you heard some lame ass Christian say “the Old testament doesn’t matter, Jesus was the lamb and abolished it”? Don’t let them get away with this shit for even the bible says that they should still be following the Old Law."