Hazel recently put a post up about the pope that included a few swear words from a song by Tim Minchin. Some people got a bit upset so she, very generously, deleted it. In a country that has free speech at it's heart, she didn't have to do this.
I had a response to these people that I didn't have time to send before the post's removal. I still think it is worth saying, so here it is:
If you read the lyrics of the Tim Minchin song in question, you will find that it is a rant, by Tim Minchin, against Ratzinger himself, for not turning priests accused of paedophillia over to the authorities, as any other responsible institution would have done. Instead, he swept it under the carpet and moved priests to different parishes.
If anyone is not offended by that, but, at the same time, offended by a few swear words, then they need to think seriously about their priorities.
Tim Minchin himself has said he would march shoulder to shoulder with people for their right to hold sacred anything they want, but don't ever tell anyone else what they must hold sacred.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In response to The conundrum of atheism.
No-one kills people in the name of Santa Claus, or tells everyone else they can’t spend their life with the person they love, just because they are of the same gender.
How patronising to think we really think God exists but are pretending. To what end? Imagine if I used that argument on you and said you don’t really believe, but just pretend you do.
As for morals. They didnt “magically evolve”, they evolved. You, however, believe they magically appeared from God.
So called militant atheists are harmless. Militant theists are not. See this cartoon.http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/05/beware-the-militant-atheists/ to make it clear what I mean.
Got that off my chest.