Religion & Beliefs

April has Been a Stellar Month for Asshole Fundamentalists

There was little doubt in any of our minds that Trey Parker and Matt Stone putting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume on an episode of South Park would push some buttons, but was I was surprised that it … Read More

By / April 26, 2010

There was little doubt in any of our minds that Trey Parker and Matt Stone putting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume on an episode of South Park would push some buttons, but was I was surprised that it provoked death threats?  Nope. Was the decision a disrespectful one?  Sure, I guess.  Does that merit threats on human life?  Nope.  Was it a great commentary on how absolutely absurd and stupid religious fundamentalists are?  Absolutely.  Religious wackos leave no room for discourse.  There is this void between their action and reaction filled with violent rhetoric –  in some cases, the reaction is violence, in others, just empty threats (for Mr. Parker and Stone, I seriously hope it’s the latter), but mostly, people doing things in the "name of god" usually leads to badnewsville. Which leads us to the Jewish fundamentalists…  Somebody needs to explain to the Kahanists in Israel that in America, we have a group of our own that like to burn black people in effigy (and for real): they’re called the Ku Klux Klan, and they’re assholes.  Also, I know I’m almost 30, and not as much of a hip cat as I once was, but protesting an ice cream shop that uses a clever double entendre for a name seems like a waste of time:

"Zisalek, which means "sweet lick" in Yiddish, received its hechsher from Rabbi Avraham Rubin, whose Badatz certification endorses dozens of stores in the area, and requires an effort to preserve modesty."

 

Seriously?  You need to keep ice cream shops modest?  What do you think is going to happen?  You turn your back for five minutes, the mint chocolate chip starts flying and all of a sudden everybody’s fucking and worshiping false idols?