Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Religious bigotry on the march

It's good to see that religious extremism or rather mental illness masquerading as religion is on the march. It gives me something to rant about.

Killing people over cartoons is the norm in more than a few countries and smiling loons/religious kooks like Pat Robertson have provided me (and Capt. Fogg) with more than one blog posts. (See here, here, here and here for a taste.) So it was no surprise to see an Israeli rabbi hop aboard the crazy train.

Rabbi David Basri, identified as a prominent sage preaching Kabbalah, also know as Jewish mysticism, said that an outbreak of deadly bird flu in Israel is God's punishment for calls in election ads to legalize gay marriages. "The Bible says that God punishes depravity first through plagues against animals and then in people," Basri said in a religious edict quoted by his son. Basri said he hoped the deaths of hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens would help atone for what he called the sins of left-wing Israeli political parties, the son, Rabbi Yitzhak Basri, told Reuters, a week before a national election.

The bird flu outbreak stemmed from far-left political parties "strengthening and encouraging homosexuality," Rabbi Basri's son quoted him as saying. One of the parties aired an election commercial depicting two brides kissing. Wonder how long before two cocks (roosters that is) are making out to "It's Raining Men" with the picture of Hillary morphing into Osama bin Laden show up on my television.

I still don't understand the problem straight guys have with gay guys. All that means is more woman to go around. As for the bird flu, I'm dealing with it the rational way. I'm stockpiling three months of food. And if you think I'm kidding I'll send you my Costco receipts.

4 Comments:

Blogger leo said...

SAD NEWS! THEIR ARE WAY MORE PEOPLE ON THE CRAZY TRAIN WATCHING ME AND YOU SATANDING BESIDE THE TRACKS THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED!

11:15 AM  
Blogger rMatey said...

Maybe Pat Robertson isn't so crazy after all. If you believed in God, maybe he is punishing the red states and Australia now for helping Bush kill ten of thousands of innocent people.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

At least we're not the only country with religious loons with an audience. Misery loves company. :-)

11:30 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The "God's punishment" scam has been around since the beginning. The Bible is full of such nonsense and medieval Christianity was afloat in a sea of divine retribution for things that even the pious no longer call sinful, but the history of Judaism and Christianity and Islam seems to be defined by religious parasites using the fear of a boogy-man God to fight tolerance, love and the brotherhood of man.

9:43 AM  

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