Same shit, different day

If you are a God botherer then you may not want to read this post, but you should.

As an alternative (or in addition) to the Queen’s Speech this year, there was a speech made by an extreme religious asshat who preached his usual run of the mill prejudice. No, not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Pope, who informed us that mankind faces a threat akin to that of global warming – the gays. Seriously, explain to me the difference between denying the holocaust and declaring that the gays are going to kill us all, there isn’t one and that’s why the Pope is as extreme and irrelevant as Mr Ahmadinejad. Yet there are still plenty of Church of England clergy members threatening to switch allegiances to the Roman Catholic church if the ordination of female bishops is allowed to go ahead. My understanding of the objection is that it is based upon the fact that none of the Apostles were women, but I’ll ignore the obvious sexual discrimination here and head straight on to what I think is the larger issue: since the beliefs of the two churches in question are different how can anyone switch sides? As a non believer this sort of thing does little to convince me of the strength, or accuracy, of such people’s faith and leads me to be very glad of the separation between church and state.

The bottom line (and I’m aware that this may sound very smug – it’s meant too), out of all of your religions, only one is can be right.


*I could find no evidence of a legal separation between church and state in the UK, after all the Church of England is a state religion, but I’m pretty sure that the majority of Britains no longer believe in divine right.

Post tune: Killing In The Name, Rage Against The Machine, Rage Against The Machine.

One thought on “Same shit, different day

  1. I think you make a valid argument. They are different denominations with slightly different interpretations on how they believe the bible should be carried out and I feel religion can be used as a status thing, to carry weight into a way of life and own personal beliefs, sometimes taken to extremes out of context with all the other things that should or shouldn’t be done according to the bible. Also, I think that too many er.. (churches..?!) that just go forward with their own version of the religion.

    Personally I think that the bible was written to help people, connect people, get more out of their lives and think beyond themselves. I’ve been studying with Jehovah Witnesses before but even then I don’t feel fully comfortable with ‘religion’. I.e. If you are part of this denomination you need to believe that *this* is right – and that *THIS* is right, even if you don’t but ‘cos it’s in the religion.
    The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in following the bible literally.

    At the end of the day, I believe God judges our actions and how we carry out our decisions, we shouldn’t be pushed or intimidated. But yeah, different interpretations can’t ALL be right…

    I’m not going to make any comments about the Pope thing!!

    I think the thing is that religion already DOES control a lot of the world already…

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