#jesuischarlie. So is it saying “I am Charlie” or is it saying “Jesus is Charlie”–albeit mispelled?
Ok. So much for worst-writer’s attempt at satire–and spelling. Or even worst-writing a decent article about what recently happened in Paris. Nomatter. Today, dear worst-reader, we have a worst-first. This is, I think, the first time I’ve posted a link to the same video twice (here the first). And get this: I am still angry at Ben Affleck at his reactionary response to Sam Harris that I am (still) beyond myself. But, in the aftermath of Paris, thank goodness Bill Maher is owning this debate. And so. I eventually came down from that high-horse that I spend so much time on. One of the first things I thought of after waking this morn and the coward Paris killers were finally identified was this video. Why? Well, I’m not one to bash religion outright. But I have read Harris, Dawkins, and lots of Christopher Hitchens. When asked, I am an anti-theist but I still go to church every once-a-once, especially with my mother, because I like the colours that shine through the glass. I also read the Bible, the Holy Quran and, when I’m really drunk and in a bad mood, the moronic book of Mormon written by the grand master of taking-advantage-of-suckers John Smith. Obviously I need to spend some more time reading up on Hindu and Buddhism. That said, I’m not sure where exactly I want to be regarding the content and context of this video and the act of criminal terror that took place last night which is less than a four hour train ride from me where I used to go all the time because I love live jazz. Anywho. The cowardly acts of three men last night in France prove that Harris is right. That doesn’t mean, though, that I in anyway condemn a whole religion. What I do condemn are the reactionaries who are incapable of coming down off their high horses. Religion is indeed an opiate yet we in the West are unable to ween ourselves from it as much as fanatics are unable to stop doing crazy shit in its name. Good luck suckers. Rant on. -Tommi