sun tzu wrote:
Is it always this anti-Catholic in here, or is just because the Pope died recently that the papist-bashers are feeling their oats? I'm not Catholic, myself, but I just noticed a fairly strong "the Catholics are nutballs" vibe to the Voice and the Snake section.
Speaking only for myself, any religion in which all
the members are perfectly sane, well-adjusted and rational is one I would fear and despise above all others.
Ha, ha, only serious.
Think about it for a moment. Human beings, as a collective, are not sane
. In any random sampling, you're going to find your fair share of neurotics, paranoids, manic-depressives, schizoids, split personalities, obsessive-compulsives, &c. This is normal and expected, especially in our modern society and its inclination to diagnose any deviation from the norm as incipient insanity and proscribe a pill treatment, twice a day at mealtimes. It's also no accident that the above traits are often closely linked with creative greatness - you don't do
impressive things without being at least a little bit Out There.
Any religion - or any other social construct - which has eliminated all forms of incipient insanity in all its members is well on its way to creating a subhuman hivemind, IMHO. That, or they've all repressed something awful and will go batshit any time now. Either way, I'm keeping my distance.