Humanist Thought of the Week: 8 31 2010
The balancing act
It may seem contradictory that while we Humanists support religious freedom we are also openly critical of religion.
So after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the two individuals in America who are prone to say stupid and hateful things after such disasters said stupid and hateful things. I am talking of course about Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh. THIS ISN’T NEWS! Look – at this point I think we can all agree that Pat Robertson lives in a demon-haunted world. That means that he really believes that demons exist and that you really can make deals with them and so when something bad happens he blames the victims for consorting with said demons. It is sad that he views the world in such bizarre and terrifying terms, but at this point it isn’t news. If his congregation suddenly realized what an insane person he is, that would be news. The same goes for Rush. I don’t know what his problem is but the fact that he says stupid and hateful things isn’t news. It would only be news if his ditto heads decided that they have had enough of his ranting and stopped listening and started protesting. That isn’t happening in either case so there is nothing to see here – just move along.
As for Haiti – the Humanist Charities are doing an excellent job – find out more and donate to help their efforts here. Now this is news worth talking about.