Thursday, April 21, 2005

Something of the night...?

Seems like quite a few people in blogsphere have been playing celebrity lookie-likeys with the new Pope. My personal favourites are Daily Blatt and Pharyngula. Personally I think I've spotted an alarming similarity between Cardinal Ratzinger and Micheal Howard. I'll try and post the piccies up (if I can remember how) and give everyone a good laugh. They have some similarities in terms of how much I trust them and how open minded they are about cultural differences.

Anyway I could write a couple of essays on the potential ramifications of another fundamentalist Pope. I could write about the potential impact on women's rights, condoms and AIDs, the gay community and the third world. Frankly though, what do you expect from a group of people who believe in all seriousness that a man rose from the dead, raised the dead, cured the blind and crippled, transubstantiated water into wine, walked on water,... The one about father christmas coming down the chimney is more believable. So rather than try and argue with them, why not sign up to the National Secularist Society?

7 comments:

simon said...

Cruella, can we look forward to you rubbishing the sacred beliefs of other religions on your log? I'm not a christian or anything else, but I notice that Christianity is fair game for insults from Guardian types, whereas other religions seem to escape criticism despite less than admirable records in many areas. As a feminist, maybe you should criticise Islam on its womens rights record before Mr Blair's government makes it illegal along with your anti-christianity comments. I wonder if the new legislation will cover the new strain of anti-semitism which is becoming fashionable with the left.

Cruella said...

Absolutely. I think religions, all of them, are a lie and while everyone has the right to believe what they like, they certainly don't have the right to interfere with human rights in the name of that religion.

Bill said...

How profound...

"everyone has the right to believe what they like, they certainly don't have the right to interfere with human rights"

So, who determines what these 'rights' are? You, I assume?

You really are funny enough to be the comedian you aspire to be. A bit po-faced and strident, but still funny.

Cruella said...

I'm just not going to respond to comments which are this stupid and insulting. Please don't bother visiting my blog any more Bill. go and read a book or something.

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Blimpish said...

Interesting the way that secularists obsess about religion. Considering that Christianity is I guess what you'd consider 'mumbo jumbo' and superstition, why care about it? I think crystals and starsigns are mumbo jumbo - and so, funnily enough, I don't give a damn about them.

But then there's a dirty little secret here, isn't there? Your ideology would not exist were it not for Christianity. Crikey, that's got to be a bit galling...

Cruella said...

You may not care a jot about star signs but then if the government started passing laws on the basis of it - like making it illegal for Tauruses to get certain drugs on the NHS or it being illegal to make jokes about Librans while the moon is in Pluto - I think you'd start to get annoyed.

Also if your kids were taught about star signs at school as though they were factual things that definitely worked. You wouldn't like it much.

Anyway why am I bothering with you. My whole point is that we shouldn't listen to people who aren't rational, there can be no point engaging them in debate...