Monday, March 20, 2006

Bish says, "religions deserved to be mocked"

Actually the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway. Quite like him; thought he was just another "39 Articles meets the Guardian" waffling Anglican cleric when I first became aware of him but he's more intelligent than that. The Sunday Herald reported that he intended to defend people's right to poke fun at religion:
"Describing religions as “power groups”, Holloway will give a sermon on holiness and humour in the context of recent world events, showcasing Jesus as the original comedy rebel."
Now Jesus as the "original comedy rebel" is so eighties and a bit embarrassing - but the reality that religion does indeed function within "power groups" is worth reminding people of. No, they don't have as many guns as the Americans - but they're power groups nonetheless.

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