Thall shall not kill. Murder. But when you think about it, religion has
never really had a big problem with murder. More people have been killed in
the name of god than for any other reason. All you have to do is look at
Northern Ireland, Cashmire, the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the World
Trade Center to see how seriously the religious folks take thou shalt not
kill. The more devout they are, the more they see murder as being
negotiable. It depends on who's doin the killin' and who's gettin' killed.
Pretty good point against religion if you ask me. Not that I need one, I'm just sayin'.
I don't take anyone's belief in a higher power seriously. Just like I don't understand anyone that likes cantaloupe. But, I do respect your right to believe whatever you want to and of course eat that vile melon. Just don't try and convert me. I've been there, done that, drank the Koolaid, and sobered up from it.
Recently I have run into more than a few voicemail greetings that end in blessing me or telling me that Jesus love me. It's one thing to preach to me, it's another entirely to let technology do it for you when you are too lazy to answer the fucking phone. In response to this, I have begun ending my voicemails to the absent religious pushers with; "Thank you, have a nice day and there is no god."
From Studio 60
Harriet: I don't even know what the sides are in the culture war.
Matt: Well, your side hates my side because you think, we think you're stupid, and my side hates your side because we think you're stupid.
*It's the 6th commandment according to Protestants and Jews and the 5th according to the Catholics and Lutherans. Not that it matters.