April 21st, 2003

ribcage

Why do you hate Christianity, colubra?

I don't, actually. I think there's a lot of use for it in the world we live in. I think there's a ton of things we could learn from it, and a lot of stuff that could improve the world we live in. In the immortal words of Mahatma Ghandi:
'What do you think about Western civilization, Mr. Ghandi?'
'I think it would be a good idea.'

That joke's crux is what I DON'T like about Christianity. I don't like the way it allows people to not think. I don't like the way it's used to ENCOURAGE people to not think- which is in no way what Yeshua ben Yosef taught.
Sometimes, I think of the shortest verse of the bible when I read about the exploits of these enemies of personal freedom and self-worth swathing themselves in the cloak of religious authority.
What's the shortest verse in the Bible, you ask?
Jesus wept.

With thanks to rfrancis for drawing my attention to this.
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