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In which I despairingly turn to the Oscars for comfort

Posted by Ben on Monday, February 26, 2007 | Permalink

It never ends, does it?

For the sake of form, let's skip through some of the dafter stuff:

And it's at this point that I give up in despair once more and instead present a quip from the Guardian's coverage of the Academy Awards:

"Clooney is here to hand out the Oscar for best supporting actress. His line is funny, but it is effortlessly trumped by the response of Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson, which is purely hilarious. "Oh God," she screams. "Look what God can do." Needless to say this raises all kinds of theological issues. Principal among these is that if God's greatest miracle is His ability to bestow supporting actress Oscars on losing American Idol contestants, then one wonders if He is using His time as wisely as He might."

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Bravo! Long live rational thought and a passionate quest for truth through evidence. I'm not a violent person, but I would love to give Alister McGrath a good smack around the chops.
Tony F, 27.02.2007, 9:44am #
Actually it is quite simple, the religious believers are bullies, since all religion is organised blackmail...
And they are also cowards (suprise!)

So they follow their usual tactics, and they WEAR A LOVELY DRESS FOR their "enemies" in the hope of successfully demonising them.

But, they are still WEARING A LOVELY DRESS.
G. Tingey, 27.02.2007, 9:24pm #
G. Tingey, in an admittedly feeble show of solidarity with OB at Butterflies and Wheels, any reference you make to liars will be edited in a fashion that amuses me, if only for two seconds.

Presumably you recognise B&W as one of the good guys in the fight against fundies, yet you insist on posting accusations of lies in the comments over there after OB's repeatedly asked you not to, for legal reasons.

Whenever you do it, OB has to muck around for ages editing it, and I believe once pondered shutting the site down entirely to avoid getting sued. I genuinely cannot fathom it - is it any way to treat an ally?
Ben, 27.02.2007, 9:32pm #
Re-posting, with a question ...
But, and this really IS a problem, a huge number, certainly a majority, of those pushing the religious/fundamentalist agenda ARE HUNTING BUSH BABIES WITH SPEARS - quoting from your own article, and naming no names.

If you look at the BCSE's web-site you'll see many of thes CHIMPS and BUSHBABIES named ( )

It would also appear that you can call someone, like the Dean of Southwark: "evasive, dishonest or inadequate", as David Thompson did, but you can't call him a BUDGIE?
Is that correct - I'm just asking for clarification, as it seems a very thin line?
G. Tingey, 02.03.2007, 10:06pm #
Good stuff, Ben!

"As Dawkins' book was not called The Assim Tamimi Delusion, I think we're spared that particular face off."

Damn. I wish I'd thought of saying that.
Ed, 02.03.2007, 11:40am #
Cheers Ed! Always nice to have the writing complemented.

G Tingey, sort yourself out.
Ben, 02.03.2007, 10:09pm #
you've probably heard this before but you really seem to have a thing for Christianity ...why are you so threatened? you're wrong by the way, but there's obviously no point in telling you that since you're such a fervent 'believer' in your own delusion ...don't say you weren't warned ...God is not mocked
fay, 03.03.2007, 12:07pm #
You've took time out from reading a post where I take the piss out of a Christian, a Rabbi and a Muslim to whinge that I've got a thing about Christianity? Talk about your persecution delusions.
Ben, 03.03.2007, 12:45pm #

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