Saturday, March 29, 2008

Religious Tolerance

CR has been looking at the recently released Fitna movie on religious tolerance which has provoked considerable negative reaction and asks why there has not been a similar one examining the Bible. He even submits a possible script for the movie...

But of course! Why did nobody think of that?
Oh yes, it ought to be easy enough to make. Why, all we have to do is send people armed with cameras to all those places where Christians are executing gays, driving schoolgirls into burning buildings, sodomising and shooting schoolchildren, stoning adulterers..
There must be more. Hang on a second--it'll come to me...

Ah yes! The stoning to death of (female) adulterers in St. Peter's square ought to be good for several minute's worth of movie time. And perhaps while we're there it'll be possible to capture some shots of loving Italian Catholic mothers sawing parts off their daughter's genitals.
Did I miss any other fine Christian traditions? Beheadings maybe? Killing Buddhist schoolteachers in Thailand?
Cameras in local churches will be essential--to capture shots of priests as they preach death to the Western pigs and apes and the destruction of Israel.
We could wind up the movie with some interviews with the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury, as they call for the killing of any who dare to leave the Christian church. That ought to round it out nicely and end on a fine multicultural, tolerant note.

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