Measured Against Reality

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Religious silliness

Here's a great example of religious silliness.

Apparently this quote quote is just too much for Michelle Incanno, Catholic mother of three:

Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.

I'm not sure why suggesting that people don't need god in times of tragedy is so offensive. Maybe people saying that your crutch is unnecessary really is that appalling.

What I really wonder is if she thinks that not shopping at Starbucks is going to change anything. Does she think that they really care about some people getting offended over a quote on a cup? Because I'm pretty sure their bottom line won't feel any pain, and that's all they care about.

And here's some more religious silliness (I know you can never have enough of that stuff), but this is exponentially more silly:

A soccer game between Muslim imams and Christian priests at the end of a conference to promote interfaith dialogue was canceled Saturday because the teams could not agree on whether women priests should take part.

Church of Norway spokesman Olav Fykse Tveit said the imams refused to play against a mixed-gender team of priests because it would have gone against their beliefs in avoiding close physical contact with strange women.

I don't think I need to comment on that, so I won't.

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