What a week it's been for faith! Islamic suicide-bomber terrorists (excuse me, practitioners of the "religion of peace") struck Russia twice, first in the Moscow subway and then in Dagestan near the Caucasus mountains, killing at least fifty people. In Michigan and points nearby we had the "Hutaree" Christian "militia" (Hutarese for "terrorist organization"), whose own plans would doubtless have claimed an even larger death toll, had not the authorities forestalled them. The endless Catholic-priest child-molestation scandals continued to blow up in country after country, leaving the hierarchy with rotten egg running down its face; Pope "He Who Zings Rats" Benedict XVI is reduced to croaking "I am not a crook" as the world wonders, "What did the Pope know and when did he know it?" Finally, Fred "God hates fags" Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church, the bunch who put the "protest" in "Protestant", are back in the news; having been sued for picketing the funeral of a US soldier killed in Iraq, they've now obtained a ruling claiming court costs
from the soldier's father!
Apologists for religion have been busy making excuses
, and the "no true Scotsman" fallacy
has gotten a predictable workout
Religion....."a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel." And the week isn't even over yet. Maybe the Buddhists or Hindus have something planned.