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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Religion - It Makes You Insane

Without fundie nutjobs, we would be starved for entertainment. It is to point and laugh when you find such a po-faced, pinched, whey-raised creature blathering on in this utterly drivellicious fashion about the dangers posed by Harry Potter making common cause with terrorists. It can bees tiem for white jacket with extra-long sleeves and many fasteners now. Yes, yes. Harken to the idiot, in her own words:
America is on a path to a greater threat then we thought. It is those wicked Harry Potter books. The reason why Harry Potter is a terrorist threat, for the spells in the books are speical codes for terrorist groups in the middle east. The characters represent well known terrorist who have attack our borders. This is why we should ban these books from our schools. So, that no child would be influence by these materials of mass killings on a free country. There is also popular podcast like PotterCast, MuggleCast who are spreading words of prasie to this horrible book of evil. And they must be stop, so that they won't brainwash anymore children with their terrorist views and support. They are the reason for the VT shooting, causing that boy to commit an act of mass murder all because of a internet show that talk about the evil that is in Harry Potter.
Ignore, if you can, the fact that she can neither write nor spell, and displays a sadly nonexistent acquaintance with grammar. Concentrate, rather, on the loony quality of her words.

Then consider, if you will, her sister in arms across the Atlantic. From the Guardian's report on education:
Sariya Allen, whose case is expected to end today at the south London employment tribunal in Croydon, claims Durand primary school in Stockwell discriminated against her as a born-again Christian and put her at a disadvantage compared with teaching assistants who were not of her faith. After three years in the job, she quit in July and is now jobless.
And why, exactly, did she lose her job?
Ms Allen, 47, said the mother of a seven-year-old girl who was a fluent reader had complained to the girl's teacher that the book Ms Allen had given her was too easy.

The girl then chose a Harry Potter book from her reading folder, but Ms Allen refused to listen to her reading it because God had stated in the Bible that witchcraft was "an abomination", she told the Guardian yesterday. "The girl went home and told her mum. I also had told the teacher that I objected to hearing that book read because of my faith," Ms Allen said.
What I really dislike about the fundies is that they choose to be employed in a field where they might have to do something contrary to their beliefs, and then want everyone else to accommodate them. She lost her case, and a good thing too. I wouldn't want such a feckless twit teaching my sprog, would you?

Incidentally, she lost her case.

For the record, I'm an atheist. I accept that other people don't share my irreligious point of view. As long as they don't beat me about the head with it, I'm fine with their beliefs. I don't think any public policy decisions should be based on religious belief, but I accept that each human being has their own ideas about the existence, or lack thereof, of Deity. But people like these two nutcases give religion a bad name. Come to think of it, they give *people* a bad name.

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At 10:27 PM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

Political Cat ... you might want to check out Sunday's Opus cartoon (June 24, 2007):

It sums up what a lot of religious fanatics are about. Note: I do not think that all religious people are fanatics.

-- your pal, Smokey


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