comments of the month
There are some very interesting conversations taking place in the previous post about demons that I plan to summarise in a future post. But in the meantime, there are a couple of cracking comments that deserve further consideration and a feature post of their very own.
The first beautifully written observation comes from tildeb:
Religion is the human version of the cloaking device, where it makes all kinds of harm-causing crazy disappear. POOF! It’s a Murickle.
Harming children by willful neglect is almost always a crime but, cloaked in piety, becomes invisible and morphs into religious freedom. POOF!
Actively discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation is almost a crime but, cloaked in piety, becomes invisible and morphs into religious freedom. POOF!
Withholding treatment to the extent of allowing pregnant women to die by medical neglect is almost always a crime but, cloaked in piety, becomes invisible and morphs into religious freedom. POOF!
Not upholding and exercising one’s professional standards is almost always cause for dismissal but, when cloaked in piety, becomes invisible and morphs into religious freedom. POOF!
And the the long depressing list of harm caused by piety just keeps on growing under the playing card I thought was a joker called Religious freedom! What harm cannot be POOF!ed into religious freedom under what I now find out is not a joker at all but actually a get-out-jail-free card?
The second comment that particularly grabbed my attention is from higharka:
(1) If you were a self-aware, malevolent entity with the power and desire to possess people, is it possible that you would act differently during (A) eras in which they hadn’t yet developed magnetic resonance imaging, and (B) eras in which they had developed magnetic resonance imaging?
(2) So-called “historians” claim that it took the so-called “Emperor” Napoleon years to reach Moscow. We know better, because anyone with a plane ticket can get to Moscow from anywhere in the world in less than 72 hours. Does this mean that (A) Napoleon didn’t exist, or (B) people must have been making up the long march to Moscow?
I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed both these stunning comments.
Perhaps in the name of religious freedom, Bible following Christians will soon be at liberty to stone adulterers and rebellious offspring.
In the meantime, be sure to keep an MRI scanner close to hand in order to avoid demonic possession.