Religion as underwear?

Maria Langer, a helicopter pilot & author in Arizona, keeps a rather insightful & amusing blog where she posts her thoughts, experiences and other items she finds worthy of archiving. One of her posts commented on Christianity and, like rancid meat, it’s drawn the annoying, sickening horde of rabid Jesus-freaks in to comment.

To say it’s amusing to read the article’s comments is an understatement. For a religion that professes to be based on love, these folks are certainly destroying that brand image.

Aside from an amusing read at 03:00 in the morning after weather forced us to cancel this morning’s scheduled balloon flight, it also inspired me to make this observation:

Religion is like underwear – it says a lot about who you are, shapes your actions and can give you a comforting feeling, but if you keep showing it in public you can get a really bad name for yourself.

Doing the Vatican Rag

What the hell is it with the Vatican these days – it’s like they’re trying to undo all the great steps taken to bring catholics into modern reality. The latest is claiming that the Catholics are the most Christian of all churches. This is nuts! It’s not enough that we have major religions lining up to beat the crap out of each other (aka Christians vs Muslims) but now we’ve got Christians getting ready to once again beat up on each other over who is the closer to Christ?

As has been said many times, religion never ended any wars but it sure started a lot. To use another quote: “A war over religion is like fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.”

Can no one out there remember the one common bit of all these supposedly holy books that contain nothing but the truth?

Love thy neighbour


Do unto others as you would have done unto you

There are WAY too many people out there who take themselves FAR too seriously about their religion and get the stupid idea that they are right, the rest are wrong and it’s time to get rid of the rest.

Personally, I think it’s time that *ALL* religions took a major step back out of their collective arses and started doing something for the good of *ALL* humans, not just themselves. This “We’re better than you are” and “We’re saved, you’re not” and “We go to paradise/heaven if we kill the heathens/infidels” crap is pathetic, mindless bullshit.

Wake up dickheads – if there is a god, then it’s a god of ALL life in the universe, not your pathetic little interpretation of the deranged, heavily edited ravings of a bunch of lunatics. Start learning to appreciate that opinions other than your own may also be valid and we could all move a lot closer to global survival.