Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Conversations: Something Funny for You

Pat Condell, United States of Jesus:
Please check out Pat Condell's most recent video blog, a hilarious take on religion in the United States and Great Britain. Condell is kind of like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, but his commentaries are much less venomous.

The best line?
To me, America is like a dinosaur - a massive, powerful animal with a tiny brain. My country, Britain, is like a much smaller animal, but with a brain that's just as tiny.


Mark said...

So what's the solution to this problem of religion? I try to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

PeterAtLarge said...

Mark, I'm not sure that there is a solution. I sure don't have one--unless it is to do a better job of educating people so that the good religious ideas are not lost in the maelstrom of literal-mindedness. It's those who take their scripture word-for-word and listen without imagination or perspecrtive to the word of God that get us into trouble. I think that's what Condell is getting at. And let's not make the mistake of taking HIM too literally, either. It's a schtick--and, to my mind, an intelligent, skillful, and terribly funny one. Thanks for writing. Cheers, PaL

carly said...

Nothing men can do will change it. It's going to take care of itself, naturally. Which means decay and rebirth.