Muslims Kill Others, Catholics Starve Themselves
In response to the upcoming release of The DaVinci Code, some Catholic groups have decided to have themselves a little bit of a protest. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: more burnt embassies and threats of beheading the blasphemers. Oddly, that's not so much what's happening. The Catholics are threatening to go on a hunger strike to kill themselves. This, apparently, is "a more Christian way of doing things rather than pulling down things and tearing them up."
How weird is religion? I mean, seriously?
The Vatican has also asked that Christians "take legal action" to protect their faith from "those who blaspheme Christ," whatever the fuck that means. Blasphemy is an outdated "crime" that is still on the books technically in a select group of countries, and in full effect in places of fabulous scientific advances such as Pakistan and Iran.
I'm told that it is unforgivable to blaspheme against the "holy spirit" in Christianity. Well, allow me the opportunity to tell his/her holiness to lick my nutcakes. Lick 'em good. I could use a nice little spirity ball-wash and I'll even dip 'em in "holy water" and roll 'em in graham wafers just to make them more appealing.
Also, in Islam it is punishable by death to blaspheme against Allah, any prophet in the Koran or any biblical prophet. Again, I'd like to invite Muhammad, Allah, and all the prophets of both books to come together with nothing but plastic and lube. Just a huge "holy man" orgy of tan skin and hair. Nothing I'd like to imagine more than a bunch of sweaty nekkid biblical characters gettin' it on. Mmmm...biblical gay sex!
Now that that is out of the way, don't you think that most people who are going to watch this movie have already read the book? Wouldn't the book be "worse" due to the fact that people can take their time and look up the references and see the silliness of church life and the "secret societies"? Don't you think that... Oh, wait, I'm sorry - I'm using logic. That's not a strong point within religion.
So, do we let the Catholic weirdos starve themselves? Yeah. I think we do. Once again, it's social Darwinism. If you think that killing yourself will make me not see a movie, you are sorely mistaken. In fact, I might go see the movie just so I can then watch you wither away to bones, wasting your last days in the vain hope that your non-existent god will lead you to Nirvana/Heaven/Valhalla/Whatever. Good luck with that - I'll be checking out Tom Hanks' long hair and Audrey Tautou's...well, let's just say she's a looker.
Blasphemy is a ridiculous "law" that is only meant to keep forced ignorance intact and populations under control. Welcome to reality.