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Monday, November 13, 2006

Summing up organised religion

You can say it in just one sentence, as Elton John does here:
[Organised religion] turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.
A lemming, according to this source, is "[a] short-tailed, furry rodent known for its peculiar habit of committing mass suicide by hurling itself ... over steep cliffs and into the ocean."

The organised-religion kind of lemmings, of course, want to take everyone else over the same cliff. We atheist bandicoots will fight.

The article I quoted from, by the by, is a conversation between Elton John and Jake Shears (of Scissor Sisters) on being gay. The Observer has another piece on how hard it is for pop stars to come out of the closet here.
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