Archive for the ‘religious nut’ Category

Islamic schooling in the UK

February 21, 2007

Hi Grit

Your mention of Islamic matters reminded me of what is going on in education over here. There is an organisation here called the “Muslim Council,” whose task it is to see to the needs of their people who have immigrated to this country or were born here. Of itself, I have no objection to such an organisation. However, I do get very irate when organisations of this nature try to destroy our heritage and culture.

The latest example of this is the report that this council has just put together a report, which apparently they are going to present to the government. This report outlines ways in which they feel that “un-islamic” activity and behaviour should be eliminated from school teaching and other activities. I personally find such action insulting, primarily because if the roles were reversed and we were living in their country, we would not be expected, or even allowed to deign to interfere with their religious and cultural traditions. Whatever happened to the concept of “respecting your hosts?” To me this is taking human rights and political correctness just a dozen steps too far. If people want to live in our country they could at least extend us the curtesy of treating our home with respect.

Of course what angers me even more is that, knowing our present government, there will be more than a few who will be prepared to listen to this outlandish idea. After all, they have already stopped the singing of Hymns in school assemblies, in case this offends our immigrant friends. Are we next going to see schools being built facing in the direction of Mecca?

the Brit

Christians uniting over genital obsession

February 20, 2007

Hi Grit

You may or may not have heard that there are moves afoot in Europe for the uniting of the Anglican Church, our Church of England with the Catholic Church, run by the Vatican, an event which first came to light a couple of days ago. Bearing in mind the colossal wealth that these two organisations have, one might have been forgiven for believing that this was an international merger on a scale of some the global corporate mergers that have become so prevalent in recent years. After all the Church of England is one of the largest property owners in the UK, and the Vatican domain is worth a few dollars more. However, it appears that this is not the case.

It appears from current reports, that this merger is due more to the fixation on genital issues than a blend of faith or merging of wealth. Some see this merger as an attempt by the more progressive elements of the Anglican Church to become combined with a more liberal hiearchy. Perhaps I should explain. There is at present a continuing rumbling debate in the Church of England over the issues of women clergy, homsexuality and single sex marriages, some of which I have mentioned before. The old school people in the C of E, do not like this situation at all, wishing to remain in their pre-liberal days.

Apparently, the new school see this merger as an opportunity of tipping the ruling balance in their favour as the Catholic Church has a far more liberal and outgoing approach to these suxual matters. Obviously as the Catholics in Europe outnumber the C of E, theirs would be the deciding voice.

There was I thinking that the clergy wore long robes to present a united front to the world, but it appears I was wrong. It seems that all along, it is a cover up for fixation. Do you think anyone has asked God for his views?

the Brit

For anyone who doesn’t know why we are fighting Islamic nut jobs…

February 20, 2007

Hi Brit,

While this may amuse you, it’s aimed mainly at those who turn a blind eye to the threat of Islamic fanatic, nut job, terrorists.  For the slow among you, that would mainly be liberals.  Here is a little picture on the future you are aiding and abetting, Islamic spies to snoop on lovers.  I would point out that they are going to these lengths just so the RELIGIOUS POLICE can arrest unmarried heterosexuals kissing in public.  Note that they will arrest you for KISSING.  If the one eyed worm makes an appearance, they kill you.  What they do to homosexual displays of affection, is worse.  Considering the sexual behavior of our elected representatives, I am surprised that we haven’t nuked every Muslim country off the face of the Earth.

the Grit

Europe sucks up to Iran?

January 31, 2007

Hi Brit,

I may need a bit of translation here, Europe Resists U.S. Push to Curb Iran Ties.  OK, did y’all miss the part where Iran is run by insane religious fanatics who want to conquer the Middle East, develop nuclear weapons and long range missiles, slaughter the Jews, crush Western civilization, and all that? A little help?

the Grit

This is crazy.

January 30, 2007

Hi Brit,

London Prison Changes Direction of Toilets in Respect to Islamic Law

There are several things we can learn from this story.

1.  You Brits are crazy.

2.  Muslims and Islamic Law are crazy.

3.  Muslims in the US, like our typical citizens, don’t know enough about geography to find Mecca on a map, let alone know which direction it’s in while in the can.

4.  If these people are really that faithful to a religion, then why are they in prison?

the Grit

Bat out of hell, bite me world!

January 29, 2007

Hi Brit,

I was in a bit of a nostalgic mood this afternoon, so I put “Bat Out of Hell” on and cranked it up.  Man, what perfect timing!  Global Warming, extremest Muslim terrorists, liberals, Jane Fonda, Britney’s beaver, Big Brother racism, Hillary Clinton, the United Nations, President Bush, AlGore, Iraq, Iran, nuclear bombs, blood in the streets, and the end of the world; screw it all!  So, take a few minutes, put the CD on, crank it up and sing along!

Bat Out Of Hell lyrics

The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling

Way down in the valley tonight
There’s a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright
There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky
And a killer’s on the bloodshot streets
And down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
Oh I swear I saw a young boy
Down in the gutter
He was starting to foam in the heat
Oh Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
that’s pure and good and right
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light
But i gotta get out
I gotta break it out now
Before the final crack of dawn
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
When it’s over you know
We’ll both be so alone
Like a bat out of hell
I’ll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone gone gone
Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes
But when the day is done
And the sun goes down
And the moonlight’s shining through

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you
I’m gonna hit the highway like a battering ram

On a silver black phantom bike

When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry

And we’re all about to see the light

Nothing ever grows in this rotten old hole

Everything is stunted and lost

And nothing really rocks

And nothing really rolls

And nothing’s ever worth the cost

And I know that I’m damned if I never get out

And maybe I’m damned if I do

But with every other beat I got left in my heart

You know I’d rather be damned with you

If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Dancing through the night with you

If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

If Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned

Dancing through the night

Dancing through the night

Dancing through the night with you
Oh Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world

     that’s pure and good and right

And wherever you are and wherever you go

There’s always gonna be some light

But I gotta get out

I gotta break it out now

Before the final crack of dawn

So we gotta make the most of our one night together

When it’s over you know

We’ll both be so alone

Like a bat out of hell

I’ll be gone when the morning comes

When the night is over

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone gone gone

Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes

But when the day is done

And the sun goes down

And the moonlight’s shining through

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you

Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven

I’ll come crawling on back to you

I can see myself tearing up the road

Faster than any other boy has ever gone

And my skin is raw but my soul is ripe

And no one’s gonna stop me now

I gotta make my escape

But I can’t stop thinking of you

And I never see the sudden curve until it’s way too late

I never see the sudden curve till it’s way too late

Then I’m dying on the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun

Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike

And I think somebody somewhere is tolling a bell

And the last thing I see is my heart

Still beating

Breaking out of my body

And flying away

Like a bat out of hell

Then I’m dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun

Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike

And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell

And the last thing I see is my heart

Still beating

Still beating

Breaking out of my body and flying away

Like a bat out of hell

Thanks Jim; thanks Meat!  Still love it; still a fan.

the Grit

Christian religion and child cruelty

January 25, 2007

Hi Grit

This post may not be popular with some, but I think it is a subject that needs to be aired. It was brought to my attention by a news item concerning a church minister who is actively promoting child cruelty amongst his congregation.  The minister has allegedly actively condoned the action of a father who branded his child because he thought the child was a witch and, in other cases he has encouraged parents to send unruly (what he calls “witch-children”) back to africa so he can pray for them to die!

Whilst this may be an extreme case, child cruelty and sex abuse in the church is not a new phenomena.  Over the past few decades in the UK there have been a number of cases of child abuse involving the clergy. In those situations, as in this case, there is one significant omission – reaction from the church! I cannot recall the church making any definitive and meaningful statements on the issue. They have not come out in public and set forth a plan to investigate, address and combat the incidence of child sex abuse by the clergy. In addition, they need to publicly and loudly condemn such abuse. I know that someone will correct me if I am wrong, but in the UK I have yet to see one case where the church has instigated an action against a child abuser in their midst and made it public.

In my view there are two issues here. Firstly, the church needs to implement a strategy to limit the potential for acts of child abuse. This could be done by better training of the clergy, including a more detailed psychological appraisal of clergy applicants. Strict regulations and guidelines should also be introduced in respect of the way in which the clergy is allowed to act and interact with children. Why should they be treated any different to other professionals who deal with children?

The second issue is celibacy. A large portion of the Christian church promotes the ideal that their clergy must be celibate. In these cases it is a matter of dictate rather than choice. It is no defence to say that people have the choice not to become clergy. If they have a calling to a become a minister in a particular church, this should not be denied by their need to have a sexual partner or companion. It is blatant discrimination. Furthermore, such a position is not supported by the scriptures. These types of religious sexual restrictions provide the temptation for child abuse.    

It would seem that the clergy does not like to air its dirty linen in public, but we are talking here about child abuse, and there is no justification for hiding this behind closed doors. In the UK in 2001, a national vetting body was proposed for the clergy, following 26 criminal cases of clergy child abuse, and that is potentially just the tip of an iceberg. There are two issues here. Firstly, it is not a totally independent body, which is should be. Secondly, it is amazing how little information regarding the findings of that organisation has published in the past five years.

The US Christian churches have also made the issue of prosecution of the clergy in child abuse cases more difficult, as an article in 2002 shows. Laws have been passed, perhaps unwittingly, that allow the church to continue to hide the child abuse actions of their clergy.

The peoples relationship with the church is meant to be built on faith and trust. It is apparent from these issues that there are those within the clergy who abuse that faith and trust in respect of their actions towards children. The Christian church, by its actions and inactions, is condoning that abuse and it is time this was bought to an end. The Church, like all other social, political and commercial organisations, should be subject to independent public scrutiny.

When Jesus said “Suffer the children” he did not intend the word “suffer” to be taken literally.

the Brit

PS: For those of you interested on the issues of child abuse and what can be done about it, please visit the site “Child protection: serious business” listed on our blogroll.

Have your city and burn it too!

January 24, 2007

Hi Brit,

Guess what, there is violence in Beirut!  Why is that news, you might wonder?  I’ll tell you.  If you glance through this article, Clash Pits Hezbollah Against Rule in Lebanon, you’ll find that there is a reasonable chance for Hezbollah, a horribly brutal and violent terrorist group, to gain control of Lebanon.  Of course, they would immediately convert it to a safe haven for terrorists from around the world, like Al-Queda, and use it as a base from which to attack Israel, repeatedly, until they finally win and slaughter all the Jews.  Of course, if they do win, my guess is that the result will be even worse, because someone will cap a nuke in their ass.  It doesn’t really matter who will do it, but there are plenty of contenders. 

Israel, an obvious first choice, but they probably won’t jump to be first, although they may toss around a couple of follow up strikes just to be sure.  Considering how many countries, like France, are just itching to see their bloody demise, they can’t take the chance.

USA, might happen.  Bush has nothing to loose, the military loves him enough to maintain secrecy, and we can probably do it with little chance of getting caught. 

Russia, my bet.  Keep in mind that Russia is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and they make a lot of money selling arms to the Arabs.  The reason the Arabs need weapons is to continue the low level conflict with Israel.  Putin can’t afford to let one side or the other win.  Boom!

Syria, another good bet.  Face it, there is massive evidence that Saddam either had a nuke or was close to getting one.  Lots and lots of stuff made the journey to Syria just before Iraq fell.  If they have a nuke, what better time to use it?  Not only do they have a great shot at blaming the incident on Israel, but they can keep Hezbollah in check, before they become a dominate force in the area and threaten the Powers That Be in Syria.

Saudi Arabia, my second place bet.  Come on, you know the Saudis must have picked up a few big bombs by now.  It’s not like they can’t afford them.  Add to that, their need to keep the attention of their citizens focused on the Evil Jews, instead of how oppressed they are by the Monarchy.  Then mix in a bit of realization that, besides a desire to kill Americans and Jews, most of the terrorist groups want to take control of the entire Middle East and return things to how they were during the Persian Empire.  Oh, with themselves in charge of course, which wouldn’t set well with the current dictators of SA.  Sprinkle a little control of Mecca on top, and the Saudi Royal Family has an excellent reason not to allow Hezbollah to gain too much power.  That reason being, keeping their heads attached to their necks.

I suggest we all spend some time cheering for the current Government of Lebanon.

the Grit

Breaking news, Muslims unhappy!

January 18, 2007

Hi Brit,

I saw this:

 Muslims Unhappy Over `24′ Portrayal

and it got me to thinking.  And thinking.  And thinking, sometimes it’s a slow process for me.  It occurs to me that I, best I can recall, have never seen anything, anywhere, about something making Muslims happy.  Oh, wait, I did see one short video clip where some Muslims were dancing in the street after seeing film of the World Trade Center collapsing.  Oh, and that train of thought made me remember that some of them seemed to be happy when the US troops pulled down that giant statue of Saddam.  So, could it be that large structures falling over is what it takes for people of this faith to have a brief joyful moment?  I’ll fire off an email to the writers at 24 with this information.

the Grit

Global Warming – science or religion? Part II

January 18, 2007

Hi Brit,

I’ve accepted my fate today, and realize that this topic just won’t die.  How could I possibly resist this: U.S. scientists, evangelicals join global warming fight?  The Universe obviously wants me to taunt these people, and who am I to argue?  This quote should be a good place to start.

“We agree not only that reckless human activity has imperiled the Earth — especially the unsustainable and short-sighted lifestyles and public policies or our own nation — but also that we share a profound moral obligation to work together to call our nation, and other nations, to the kind of dramatic change urgently required in our day,” the group said.

Well, God has spoken (or the voices in their heads are unusually loud today.)  The story doesn’t mention it, but I suspect the letters they sent to our politicians were chiseled on stone tablets.  That would be expensive if they sent them by FedEx.  Oh well, back to being hunter-gatherers, which is what this group of twits seem to be advocating.  Good thing I live in an area with a mild climate and plenty of wild food.  Of course, if I have to start chunking rocks at squirrels to get my dinner, the animal rights fanatics are going to get mighty upset.  That’ll be nothing compared to how the feminists will feel when these Righteous Ones insist on putting women back in their place, which I have no doubt is on their Devinne agenda.  Oh, and I suspect the scientists in question will be just a tiny bit sorry when the Faithful get the chance to go Medieval on them.  Remember Galileo?  You’ve got to love the Universe, for its sense of humor if nothing else.

the Grit

Global Warming – science or religion?

January 18, 2007

Hi Brit,

Once again I wake up to more hype about Global Warming.  How fun.  Of course, it’s not reports on the science, since that no longer seems to matter.  The days where the facts and methods of the Global Warming Faithful could be questioned are long gone.  Now, if some one has the audacity to not be instantly converted they are set upon with religious like fervor.  Professors can loose their tenure.  Scientists can loose their research grants.  Politicians get hounded and ridiculed in the press.  And now, Weather Channel Climate Expert Calls for Decertifying Global Warming Skeptics.  Great, now we have not only fundamentalist Muslim terrorists, but also fundamentalist Global Warming terrorists.  Maybe they should go ahead and apply for church status, The Holy Church of Climate Change.  No wait; that won’t work because then it couldn’t be mentioned in the schools.

Not to be left out, the liberals are diving head first into fixing the problem.  Pelosi May Create Global Warming Panel & Bills on Climate Move to Spotlight in New Congress  Unfortunately, no one has figured out what the problem is exactly, let alone can say exactly what needs to be done to set things right.  Yet the Democrats are running full speed ahead, following the scent of votes, expanded Government, and new taxes.  Oh well, having a growing economy was fun while it lasted.

the Grit

Religious fanatics everywhere

January 12, 2007

The world of religion is becoming more confusing in the UK every day. We now have a situation where, on top of cancelling office parties for fear of offending other religions, our schools are now being asked to consider banning the singing of hymns in case they offend. However, the church is fighting back. The Catholic church is saying that they are considering banning children of athiests from attending their schools.

I wonder where these people get their crazy ideas from?

the Brit

Religious fanaticism, not just for Muslims anymore.

January 11, 2007

Hi Brit,

Some people give religion a bad name, and it usually seems to be preacher types of one sort or another.  The Muslims have a few, and, of course, the names Jim Jones and David Koresh come to mind representing the Christians.  And the list keeps growing, let me introduce you to Emeka Ezeuko, also known as Reverend King: Nigerian preacher to hang for fire.  I wonder if he bought the gasoline with money from the collection plate?

the Grit

Settle the Saddam hanging the American way!

January 9, 2007

Hi Brit,

I suspect, knowing how well informed you are, that you’ve noticed the uproar over Saddam having his neck stretched.  While I expect this nonsense from Europe, I must admit that I’m a bit taken aback by the reaction in America.  Truly, I don’t understand the fuss.  We’ve been after this asshole for decades, and, now that we got him, everyone wants to cry? 

I must, reluctantly, apologize for my country.  Over the decades since we saved the world from the Nazis, the Japs, the Fascists, and the Communists, it would seem that, as a nation, we’ve lost our balls.  Really, what are we boo-hooing about?  The guy was some of the worst scum produced since Hitler and Stalin?  Crap people, if this was 1950 and that saw Hitler dangling from the gallows, we would make it a national holiday and be mass producing little Hang-a-Hitler action play sets!  Hell, you liberal whimps make me so sick that, if I didn’t have a family to take care of, I’d throw in with the religious lunatics myself and do my best to kill all of you.  Seriously, 70 virgins is starting to sound better than Social Security!

the Grit

More gay bashing!?!

January 9, 2007

Hi Brit,

Homophobia is once again raging among religious types, Gay rights laws facing challenge.  I’m so tired of this.  When will the people in the US just go ahead and face the fact that gays and lesbians (and when did gay stop covering lesbians?) are just like the rest of us and deserve the exact rights as everyone else, and perhaps a few more while we’re at it?  How dare the people of this country continue with this backward attitude while the enlightened people of the EU embrace this minority with open arms and keep their religious bigots quiet and…  Oh, sorry.  My bad.  That story is from England.  Never mind.

the Grit

UN screws, well, everybody

January 6, 2007

Hi Brit,

As you may recall, US troops in Iraq made world wide headlines for some abuse and sexual misconduct in a prison over there.  As I recall, several people have gone to jail over here, and Muslims around the world rioted, turned to terrorism, and generally made fools of themselves.  Now we have, U.N. Investigated Over 300 for Sex Abuse.  Of course, since it doesn’t involve anyone from America, and all the UN did was send the guilty back to their respective countries, it’s not getting any press.  It’ll be interesting to see if any of these criminals actually get prosecuted when they return to their home lands.  Also, it’ll be informative to watch for the riots and mob violence by the religious fanatic Muslims in reaction to what happens.

the Grit

Another one bites the dust!

December 23, 2006

Hi Brit,

Over the last few years there have been several stories like this, U.S. forces kill top Taliban leader.  Thanks to the massive technological edge we hold over these religious fanatics and the excellent training of our military, this twit is driving along, probably going to help stone a woman who exposed her ankle to death, and he just blows up.  Driving along.  Boom!  Gone.  It makes me wonder if these terrorist leaders want the job, or if they’re forced into it.  Really, never knowing if you’re going to be able to finish your next sentence before you explode has to add at last a small amount of stress to one’s life.

the Grit

Iran’s President – mullah madness

December 11, 2006

Hi Brit,

It seems that this man,mahmoud_ahmadinejad_wideweb__470×3640.jpg, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has decided that the Holocaust never happened.  First, I’d like to know why anyone cares about the opinion of a leader from a country that’s too poor to afford a tie or an electric shaver for their top guy.  Second, how did this loon get elected president of anything larger than a neighborhood committee?  Third, when did the Klan vote in Iran get so strong?

In related news, Ahmadinejad has also announced that this man, papaeast-s.jpg, instead of being Pope, ran a Blessing-gram franchise in Atlanta.  These guys,

beetles.jpg, were traveling pest control workers. 

This,
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is a two foot high model hidden in the White House basement, and this,
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is actually a flaming chariot pulled across the sky every day by flying horses.

He does, however, believe that this man,
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 is real, and has issued orders to have him assassinated.

the Grit

Way to go officers!

December 8, 2006

Hi Brit,

Looks like we ducked a big one.

Feds Arrest Man They Say Planned to Detonate Grenades in Illinois Shopping Mall

Thanks to some fine work by as yet unnamed Feds (while I was writing this it now seems that the agents are FBI), it looks like another Muslim nut case has been stopped before he could slaughter innocent civilians.   Of course, there are a few things about this story that bother me.

When it first broke on TV, after the initial intro blurb, they put on a bunch of talking heads to discuss what effect it would have had on Christmas shopping and the stock market if this loon hadn’t been stopped.  Why?  Isn’t the real story about what a great job our law enforcement agents did?

Next, based on that initial story, it looks like the religious whack job was trying to trade a set of stereo speakers for 4 hand grenades and a gun.  What in the heck kind of speakers were those?!?  Are there really speakers that are worth that much money, and, if so, what are they and why?  I am confused.

Last, it seems to me, and I would like to have some science guys do some research on this, that different religions attract different types of crazies, or the reverse.  Buddhists seem take the dive off the deep end and kill themselves.  Christians loose enough marbles, start a cult, and have sex with all the women in it.  Muslims pop their mental safety valve and want to kill people.  Someone please show me where I’m wrong!

Well, not last because I just thought up something else to say.  It would appear that the worst this fellow is going to get if found guilty is life in prison.  Obviously that is not the right sentence.  The proper justice should include one of the grenades, a tube of KY, a Britney moment, and …

Very proud of our law agents,

the Grit