Saturday, September 30, 2006

Jesus is an asshole.

And I thought that the idea of seeing JC in a grilled cheese sandwhich was ridiculous.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Required viewing. Why can only satirical news outlets get this right?!?!

The Pope is, without a doubt, a total hypocritical d-bag. And Christopher Hitchens, as always, is there to call him out on it. Required reding:

Attempting to revive his moribund church on a visit to Germany, where the Roman congregations are increasingly sparse, Joseph Ratzinger (as I shall always think of him) has managed to do a moderate amount of harm—and absolutely no good—to the very tense and distraught discussion now in progress between Europe and Islam.

After the most perfunctory introduction, Ratzinger goes straight to his choice of quotation, which is taken from 14th-century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II. This potentate supposedly once engaged in debate—the precise time and place is unknown—with an unnamed Persian. The subject was Christianity and Islam. The Byzantine asks the Persian to "show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." (On the face of it, not a very open-ended inquiry.) But, warming to his own theme, the purple-clad monarch of Constantinople allegedly added that "to convince a reasonable soul, one does not need a strong arm, or weapons of any kind, or any other means of threatening a person with death."

Now, you do not have to be a Muslim to think that for the bishop of Rome to cite this is the most perfect hypocrisy. There would have been no established Byzantine or Roman Christianity if the faith had not been spread and maintained and enforced by every kind of violence and cruelty and coercion. To take Islam's own favorite self-pitying example: It was the Catholic crusaders who sacked and burned Christian Byzantium on their way to Palestine—and that was only after they had methodically set about the Jews, so the Muslim world was actually only the third victim of this barbarity.

Read the whole thing.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Fred Phelps on John Stewert and Stephen Colbert

Check out this D-bag going off on Stewert and Colbert. What a shithead. The unintentional comedy here is off the charts.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Christian Jihad

How fitting that just as I am discussing the lack of difference between Islam and Christianity with a commenter in the post below, I find this preview for the upcoming movie, Jesus Camp:

I'm both excited and scared to see this movie. The trailer makes it pretty clear that there is absolutely no meaningful difference between Christianity and Islam. Crazy is as crazy does.