Monday, August 28, 2006

On God and Government, again


You'd have thought that after Dubbya's flirtation with God and government, and its disastrous consequences, that he would have toned it down, at least slightly; which he did, with the slogans, anyway. Still, that doesn't mean that others have to.

A great source of amusement for the Sporkist can be found in this woman's philosophy. US Rep. candidate for Senate (Florida) Katherine Harris sincerely believes that if Christians are not elected to office, politicians shall legislate 'sin'. Wow. Staggering stuff, really. Have a munch at some of her more priceless gems:


  • "If we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women and if people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected than we’re going to have a nation of secular laws. That’s not what our founding fathers intended and that’s certainly isn’t what God intended."
  • "Civil rights have to do with individual rights and I don’t think they apply to the gay issues."
  • "[W]henever we legislate sin and say abortion is permissible and we say gay unions are permissible, then average citizens who are not Christians, because they don’t know better, we are leading them astray and it’s wrong…"
  • "You know we’re covered with, our sins are covered with His blood and so we are blameless before Him. We are as white as snow." [In response to allegations of cheating in previous elections.]

I can't even gather up the strength to comment on this horrible mess of a human being. But, perhaps you can.

Thoughts?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

On Irony


Sri Lanka has been popping up in the news recently, as fighting between the terrorist group (the LTTE) and the military. A peace rally was held in the capital of the country, with various religious and political groups represented. They marched around in the city, and then met in a city park, to have further speeches.

We see irony, to our great amusement and frustration, almost daily in the political/religious scene. But what ensued here needs special attention, in order to help you sleep better at night. Or not.

A few 'radical' Buddhist priests marched onstage, with pro-war banners, calling the rally a farce, demanding the annhiliation of the terrorists. This is ironic, not just because they are Buddhist priests, but because they call themselves 'hardliners' and 'radicals'. If you were a radical Buddhist, you really wouldn't be doing much interaction with the political sphere of the world. Wouldn't you instead be zoning out on peace in the realm of spiritual dimensions? I don't know.

The irony skyrocketed when the peace rally-goers responded by beating the priests off the stage, punching and kicking, even pulling their robes off. There was one scene on television where one of them kept swinging an umbrella down on some guy, not a priest. Philosophically speaking, it was carnage. All the footage lasted ten minutes long.

Juicy, juicy, juicy.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Hiatus

The prophet is currently on hiatus, as he has left his country of residence for a short period of time. He wishes all Sporkists, however, to continue spreading the word in his absence.