28 March 2013

Quote for the day -- religion is not like race

7 Comments:

Blogger okjimm said...

I agree. Sometimes I think religion is funnier than all get out.
Especially the Westboro people....they are as funny as you can get.

Seriously.... I think that, if there is a god, he's got a great sense of humor. That is how we got aardvarks and platypuses and Wayne LaPierre.

29 March, 2013 11:08  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

I'd like to add to Atkinson's quote this quote by Douglas Adams:

“Religion... has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever... If someone votes for a party that you don't agree with, you're free to argue about it as much as you like; everybody will have an argument but nobody feels aggrieved by it. If somebody thinks taxes should go up or down you are free to have an argument about it. But on the other hand if somebody says 'I must [not] move a light switch on a Saturday', you say, 'I respect that'... Yet when you look at it rationally there is no reason why those ideas shouldn't be as open to debate as any other, except that we have agreed somehow between us that they shouldn't be.”




29 March, 2013 17:43  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Okjimm: Judging by the recurrent laryngeal nerve, digger wasps, and the abundance of similar phenomena, if God existed he would more likely be a sadist and bungler than a comedian.

SK: Exactly. The walling-off of one particular set of claims from normal criticism and analysis is an arbitrary and illogical restriction on reason and common sense.

30 March, 2013 10:54  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

What a pathetic world where we have to look to Mr. Bean for something that makes sense.

30 March, 2013 15:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

GE: Atkinson is actually a brilliant man. Have you ever seen his Blackadder or The Thin Blue Line? Much funnier than Mr. Bean.

31 March, 2013 15:38  
Blogger Paula said...

Infidel. yes- I have seen all of Blackadder- even the ridiculous Blackadder Christmas Carol. I have even met Mr. Atkinson, when my wife, who was an executive at Universal at the time, had to go to London for some business with him. I understand what you are saying, but as with John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, you know your civilization is sick when only comedians are allowed to speak the truth.

31 March, 2013 21:12  
Blogger Paula said...

P.S. Blackadder is funnier than Mr. Bean only if you are older than seven.

31 March, 2013 21:13  

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