Monday, March 13, 2006

God+Politics=Holy Shit

I once went to hear this Zizek guy and he was so intense I thought he either was on coke or his brain is way faster than the rest of him. He is a very interesting guy if you manage to figure out what he's talking about. He can mention Home Alone II, Stalinism, Freud, God and jokes in one sentence, and somehow make sense, for which he is adored by young eggheads. A philosopher for our time.
In this editorial in the NYT, Zizek speaks glowingly and rightly about atheism, which means that hopefully soon it will finally become hip and everybody will embrace it. It's about time.
As Zizek points out, religious zealotry is giving religion a really bad name. He singles out the Muslim fundamentalists because of their violent extremism, but frankly, religious intransigence has become quite intolerable in all faiths.
In this here country, we're all being taken hostage by the very well organized, politically connected, FOBs (Friends of Bush) nutjobs of the religious right. This entire country is letting these people get away with murder. We're asleep at the wheel... Don't come crying to me when you wake up one morning in the very near future to find that you live under the American version of the Taliban. You've been warned.
In the Middle East, well, you know the drill. The world has become dangerously absurd. People print out some idiot cartoons and the whole world has to tremble. A courageous Syrian doctor speaks out against violent Muslim fundamentalism and she starts getting death threats immediately.
Israel also has allowed a bunch of fanatical idiots who live in settlements in the occupied territories take the peace process hostage.
I am sick and tired of each and every one of the fundamentalists. I cannot take this religious bullshit anymore, I don't care where it comes from.
If you want to do something about it, other than tear your hair out in despair, you can donate to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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