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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

D'Souza D'Sucksa

I was always curious about exactly how big Satan's dick was and what it looked like, so I think I'll ask Dinesh D'Souza because he obviously has that information - seeing as he must have given the Dark Overlord a blowjob to get the jobs he's had. His latest ridiculous piece has been taken apart by PZ so I'm not going to go into it here. Quite frankly, I've dealt with him previously and he's beneath me. This latest piece does warrant one small comment, however.

When something bad happens, like Columbine or Virginia Tech, Whitman and the tower or the Amish schoolhouse, religious organizations seem to feel the need to show up and talk to people. Whether it's $cientologists or Catholics or Muslims, they somehow think that people want to hear what they have to say - and many people genuinely seem to think they need to listen.

My problem is that whenever I listen to one of these speeches, it generally centers around the concept of, "I know this seems bad, but don't lose faith. God is sorta weird sometimes and this is a bit of test for us. We can't understand the mind of God, so don't try, just accept that this was His will and keep on praying." Anyone else notice this trend?

It's like they're just trying to not lose people from the flock instead of comforting folks. I really don't want to set up a strawman here and make religions out to be something they're not, but what I notice in the actual talks is not so much ever true comfort, but reassurance that this horrible thing must be...overlooked, or put into its proper perspective because religion is necessary. Always remember, religion is necessary. D'Souza has no idea about reality or actual life and one of the commenters after his article (a man named "John") makes a great point when he says that the question isn't why atheists aren't there, it's "why do you suddenly hear from opportunistic zealots who only seek to push their own agenda when bad things happen"? True.

Atheists don't need to show up because we generally don't comfort large groups of people. We don't presume that everyone wants to hear from us because we don't know everyone. We have no desire to prey (pray?) on people when they are vulnerable and submit them to some sort of theological test. We help out the people we are close to and try to make sure they're ok. We make them dinner and hold their hand. You know, meaningful things. Dinesh D'Souza seems to think that because atheists aren't in the spotlight that we have nothing to offer. Of course, if there were prominent atheists in the spotlight, he would accuse them of trying to use the tragedy to "promote the radical atheist agenda".

It's telling that on his site he has an interview with Bill O'Reilly - another fella I'd like to ask Satan about.

Addendum - Thanks to PossumMomma for finding this article which quotes the douchebag who committed mass murder from his little "manifesto": "You thought it was one pathetic boy's life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."

I wonder how often we'll hear of this in the news and how horrible an influence Christianity is to our youth? Often, I'm sure.
Thanks, PMom!

3 Barbaric Yawps:

At 18/4/07 9:19 pm, Anonymous Paul T. said...

Well said Mike. Events such as VT bring out the apologists in droves to keep the faithful from questioning their beliefs. This panic time for organized religion and they are scrambling to the faithful under control.

At 18/4/07 9:25 pm, Blogger Mary said...

"I was always curious about exactly how big Satan's dick was and what it looked like"

Basically average or slightly smaller. But he knows how to use it. And don't get me started about his talent for cunnilingus. Oh, and ironically, he's circumcised. I think he did that because he thinks it is funny.

But you didn't hear it from me. ;)

Your friend, Mary.

At 18/4/07 11:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that most of the major news stations are stopping/starting the tape (made by the killer) just before/after he mentions his Jesus comment.



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