Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Piss Christ Destroyed

French vandals (is four people enough to count as a mob) have destroyed the controversial art photograph Piss Christ, demonstrating clearly why blasphemy is a necessary public service and He-Who-Laughs-In-The-Temple one of the most important figures for any belief system.

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/18/andres-serrano-piss-christ-destroyed-christian-protesters?CMP=twt_gu

I'll have more thoughts on this later. Too upset about it right now.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Guest Post Up at The Slacktiverse

My first post in what will hopefully be a regular gig at The Slacktiverse is up!

I'm not an acommodationist: If someone says something I know to be demonstrably wrong, I will generally argue with them. If someone advocates evil, I will call them out on it, and I will not accept religion as a justification. But if somebody's religion doesn't cause them to spout falsehoods or advocate evil? I still don't accomodate them, because there's nothing to acommodate. They haven't said anything wrong--just provided another fascinating way in which others' perceptions differ from my own.