Sunday 20 July 2008 - Filed under Religion
Just want to chime in on the PZ Myers vs. Catholics thing.
It is not rational to expect people to hold sacred what you hold sacred. As PZ said in a recent post on the controversy: “Your personal sense of the sacred in a piece of bread dough is absurd to me and imposes on me no sense of obligation.”
Most of the criticism towards PZ is that he was disrespectful and rude. I think these people forget that he was reacting to a story where Catholics were threatening bodily harm to a person over a cracker. Being rude is a petty and completely forgivable crime in light of the vast hypocrisy and irrationality of threatening to kill someone over your religious beliefs.
Said Myers in his original post: “That’s right. Crazy Christian fanatics right here in our own country have been threatening to kill a young man over a cracker. This is insane. These people are demented fuckwits.”
Myers was not saying that all Catholics are demented fuckwits he was saying Catholics who send death threats to someone over this are demented fuckwits and he is obviously right. I don’t think he would have gone out of his way to talk of desecrating the sacred items of Catholics if he wasn’t reacting to the completely wacko nutjobs who don’t see the sad irony in threatening to kill someone over Jesus.
So Catholics, relax. Your crazy superstitions are safe. Keep on keeping on. Let Jesus handle this one rather than complete dipshits like Bill Donohue.
2008-07-20 » lolife