For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- John 3:16
What can men do against such reckless hate?
- King Theoden, The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien
I have been following the deranged “career” of Fred Phelps of Westboro “Baptist” “Church” Topeka, KS for sometime. When I first found their website years ago I emailed a Topeka paper because I thought it was a spoof. I got a nice email back from a sub-editor explaining that Phelps was alas very real and the entire State of Kansas was embarrassed about his deranged vitriol. And that is before they started picketting funerals of US Iraq war-dead.
They jumped the shark years ago. This though is performing formation aerobatics over a tank of plesiosaurs that would put Moscow State Circus acrobats equipped with TsAGI jet-packs to shame…
Well at least the tune’s a bit more upbeat than this I guess.
That kid at the end is something else though…
Talking of religious child abuse from the other end of the spectrum she could always be packed off to Dickie Dawkin’s Atheist Bootcamp.
Yup, The Dawkster who has for years railed against religions for indoctrinating kids is doing the same thing. My personal beef is mainly that camp-fire songs will include that appalling nihilistic dirge, Lennon’s “Imagine”.
A plague on both their houses!
Your radical house-trained principled agnostic, Nick.