The year 2005 was a strong year for religion. The new Pope infused some life back to Catholicism. The Islamic fundamentalists continued their rampage. Significant advances were made by the religious right in controlling abortion, denying access to condoms to HIV infected
Who are the religious moderates? They are the likes of all heads of states- Tony Blair, George Bush, Manmohan Singh etc. They are the likes of the Indian communist parties, the global intelligentsia, the politically correct mainstream media, and the hippies - the kind of people who say all these bullshit like “All religions teach the same truth” at the drop of a hat.
Religious moderates are the cause of much of today’s problems- because they kill the wrong pests. They will tell you that the basic reason for suicide bombings is lack of employment, absence of democracy etc. Whenever a bomb explodes, Bush, Blair and Manmohan Singh will immediately say on TV, “Quran doesn’t teach violence”. Now I am absolutely sure that Bush, Blair or Manmohan haven’t read the Quran, while the dude who blasted the bomb had actually read it. So who knows better?
Religious moderates are the cause of much of today’s problems- because they project the wrong people as experts and leaders. They are the people who allow all of pope Ratzinger’s comments to come on the first page of newspapers- Yes, the same pope whose main job for 364 days a year is to keep a check on “Who is screwing Whom (gays?), and wearing What (condom?)”, and then once a year talk of global peace. The religious moderates allow a figure like Pat Robertson to say on prime time TV that
Religious moderates are the cause of much of today’s problems- because they solve the problem of a few to create problems for all. In
Religious moderates are the people who pass laws to pacify the age old human yearning to believe that the earth is flat and at the centre of the universe. They put in creationism in science textbooks, allow “Our Father in Heaven” and “Saraswati Bandanas” in schools, and then pass laws to restrict funding for stem cell research.
Surprisingly, the religious moderates don’t want to leave any space for the atheists, the unbelievers, the so called “morally corrupt”. They will abhor anyone who says “There is no god” and “Christ,