The mindlessness of religion in one convenient, snarky package


In a couple of amusingly juxtaposed incidents that demonstrate how religion is little more than some leftover, atavistic rubbish from our days as hunter-gatherers picking fleas off one another, we have Church of England bishops wagging their fingers and pronouncing a recent rash of heavy rains and flooding to be divine wrath for “Western civilisation’s decision to ignore biblical teaching” (read: gay marriage) — while, over here in drought-stricken Alabama, that state’s governor has just made them the biggest laughingstock since Kansas by actually issuing a proclamation prompting citizens to (I am not making this up) pray for rain. Heck, why not work in a rain dance or two while you’re at it? Or is that the wrong invisible man?

Clearly the solution is simple. Britain needs to export a certain quota of its gays over to ‘Bammy. Say, half. That way, both regions will get just enough rain from their angry God that our southern friends will no longer suffer drought, and England will no longer flood. You know, like the Three Bears’ porridge: not too hot, not too cold, just riiiight.

Comments

  1. Steve says

    Welcome to the 21st Century, where superstition seems to dominate just as much as it did in the 12th. I really wish people would grow up.

  2. tracieh says

    >…over here in drought-stricken Alabama, that state’s governor has just made them the biggest laughingstock since Kansas by actually issuing a proclamation prompting citizens to (I am not making this up) pray for rain.Sure, you scoff now. But I’ll put big money on this: If they keep praying, rain will eventually come!

  3. markiemark3030 says

    Did the TV program and Non-Prophets radio program ever broadcast this weekend? I usually download the podcast, but there haven’t been updates.

  4. markiemark3030 says

    Did the shows (Atheist Experience and Non-Prophets) ever get broadcast? I usually download the podcasts, but there haven’t been any updates.

  5. says

    Did the TV program and Non-Prophets radio program ever broadcast this weekend?I’m pretty sure they said there wasn’t going to be a TV show this past weekend because the studio’s being repainted, or something like that.I haven’t seen the radio show, but I’ve been having computer problems, so I don’t know.

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