Friday, January 07, 2005

Evil Equals Good

I'm always happy to see religion used as an excuse for evil. The crusades, these immoral shitbags who think that Jesus's message was essentially a paen to skinhead-style gay bashing on a cosmic scale, the suicide bombers who think God is all about turning yourself into a special effect, that whole thing in the middle east where the Palestinians had to leave their ancestral homelands to avoid getting shot because somebody had a book that said God had given that land to a a bunch of people who'd never been there before. You know, that sort of thing.

The latest outbreak of religion-as-force-of-evil is in India (where it happens all the time). It seems that the untouchables, people who are no doubt the spawn of the demon gods because they're a little darker than everyone else, are being forced out of relief camps and denied supplies by "people" from the "higher" castes. This wouldn't be such a big deal if there hadn't been, O, I don't know, a tsunami there, but seeing as there has, it seems like, what the hell, let's try to grab the shattered remains of our lives and villages and all work together! Or not!

People often ask me which religion is the worst. It's an easy answer: they all are!


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