The problem with organised religion

…Is that they have no sense of humor. Yes, I know that’s a gross generalization.

This is a rant.  You may safely ignore it if you so wish 🙂

Case in point: A local network screens it’s so-called ‘edgy and sexy new drama’, Californication, starring David “Don’t call me Mulder” Duchovny. Now you don’t need to be Einstein to work out that a TV show with a title like that is not going to be family viewing. Of course that doesn’t stop the religious types taking offence with a particular scene involving a nun performing fellatio..

(Aside: hey! cool, I worked the word “fellatio” into my blog! It’s a proud day indeed)

Quoting The Melbourne Age:

“..The opening sequence of the first episode depicted Duchovny’s character Hank Moody praying to Jesus in front of a giant crucifix while a nun performed oral sex on him.

The Australian Christian Lobby said the scene was unacceptable.

“We have 64 per cent of Australians identify themselves as Christian, and yet you have a program like this that is trying to mock them or insult them,” spokeswoman Glynis Quinlan said…”

Just because Ms Quinlan and her friends at the Australian Christian Lobby find the concept of oral sex abhorrent doesn’t mean that the rest of the damn country agrees with you. I’d even hazard a guess that some of the 64 percent of the Australian Christians she references have probably performed oral sex on one another at some point in their lives.

And don’t get me started on the whole Catholic Priest/Altar boy issue.

In fact, I’d go so far as to suggest that some of the 64 percent actually do have a sense of humour about it, and wouldn’t find that scene particularly disturbing.

Does anyone remember the whole brouhaha a while back when someone dared to draw a comic strip depicting Mohammed? People kill each other over this stuff. Come on. Lighten the fuck up!


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