Saturday, February 04, 2006

That's Why I Love Mankind...

This disturbing report on attacks of Embassies in the Middle East is about a friggen' cartoon.
How many times have we seen Jesus depicted as a joke?

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I can't get with organized religion.
The behaviour of these fundamentalist freaks is a perfect example of why I can't buy into the man made rules and regulations connected to believing that you need to be a decent person in this world.

It's the misguided and blind faith of people who believe that they must kill Doctors and Nurses in the name of abortion. The crazy idea that being aggressive and scaring people is the way to bring people to the fold of their faith.
The mob mentality of people driven by religion to do terrible and unforgivable things for the possibility of going to their heaven.

It makes me think of Etta James' version of "God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)" written by Randy Newman.

"Cain slew Abel, Seth knew not why
For if the children of Israel were to multiply
Why must any of the children die?
So he asked the Lord And the Lord said:
Man means nothing he means less to me
Than the lowliest cactus flower
Or the humblest Yucca tree
He chases round this desert
'Cause he thinks that's where I'll be
That's why I love mankind

I recoil in horror from the foulness of thee
From the squalor and the filth and the misery
How we laugh up here in heaven at the prayers you offer me
That's why I love mankind

The Christians and the Jews were having a jamboree
The Buddhists and the Hindus joined on satellite TV
They picked their four greatest priests
And they began to speak
They said, "Lord, a plague is on the world
Lord, no man is free
The temples that we built to you
Have tumbled into the sea
Lord, if you won't take care of us
Won't you please, please let us be?"
And the Lord said I burn down your cities-how blind you must be
I take from you your children and you say how blessed are we
You all must be crazy to put your faith in me
That's why I love mankind

You really need me
That's why I love mankind"