Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Is Tobias Jones high on crack or just high on "The Lord"?

Possibly the most ridiculous opinion piece ever to have appeared in The Guardian is Tobias Jones' screamer, "Secular fundamentalists are the new totalitarians", as published in today's edition.

As some old book or other said: "By their deeds shall ye know them". Thus the day that we see "secular fundamentalists" violently protesting outside productions of Jesus Christ Superstar in the manner that a section of the Sikh community did outside of Behzti; or burning copies of the Bible or Koran and threatening its publishers and sellers with physical harm or death the way that radical Islamists did with Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses; or destroying copies of Cliff Richard and Amy Grant albums, as evangelical Christians have done with those by the likes of Black Sabbath and Dead Kennedys, is the day Information Landmine will reassess which of the parties in question - secularists or believers - represents the greater and more immediate threat to our society's traditions of openness and tolerance.

Much of this may or may not be re-printed in a letter fired off to The Guardian via e-mail this morning.


Blogger Uncle Petie said...

Everyone's just upset that Dawkins has published "The God Delusion" and it seems to be selling. That article is more or less pure, unadulterated bullshit, though.

08 January, 2007 11:54  
Blogger Steve said...

Actually, the truth is that I'm all for destroying copies of Cliff Richard and Amy Grant albums. On purely musical grounds, it's entirely justifiable.

09 January, 2007 21:52  
Anonymous lee said...

I actually quite like the idea of violent protests outside churches etc. A few church burnings would probably be quite a good thing.

14 January, 2007 20:52  
Blogger Uncle Petie said...

If I had just a little more get-up-and-go, I swear I'd spend Sunday mornings going round, knowcking on doors, asking people if they'd ever thought about what life all meant.

Then I'd give them a copy of The Origin of Species.

22 January, 2007 01:34  

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