Monday, January 10, 2011

2011, And Still The Same Old Cunts

Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, a fomer trusted aide of Benazir Bhutto and current Governor of the Punjab Province, was assasinated a few days ago by one of his own security guards (honestly, you just can't get good help these days).

The reason the security guard went all Terminator on his arse was because Salman Taseer, in a display of logic and goodwill, opposed Pakistan's knuckle-dragging blasphemy laws that lead to the state-sponsored death sentence of a woman called Asia Bibi. Asia was sentence to be hanged for committing an atrocious crime. What she did was, she fetched some water for some of her neighbours, but because she's a Christian, her neighbours decided that the water was tainted. Anyway, one thing lead to another, there was a bit of an argument, and Asia said something about the prophet Mohammed. Yes, said something, but when religious zealotry takes hold of a community, 'saying something' is just as bad as raping a babies eye-socket with an AIDS infested cock, so the courts sentenced her to death.

Anyway, ol' Salmaan Taseer kinda then said something to the effect of, "That's a bit unfair don't you think?" and got shot for it, with a machine gun. His assasinator has since been hailed as a hero and when he appeared in court, people threw rose petals over him.

It occurs to me that on the one hand, Muslims are asking for 'tolerance', and we are to kowtow to their religious sensitivity and not say bad things about them, but their definition of tolerance only goes as far as tolerating what they believe. The second you veer from it, it's 'blasphemy'.

It's not 'tolerance' they want, it's supplication.

(Yes, yes, I know, there are moderate Muslims. There's also moderate footballers, philosophers and roof-tilers, but they're not worth writing about).

How come we can make nun porn, but not draw a cartoon of Mohammed eating an apple?

Fucktards.

Don't you laugh Catholics, you invented blasphemy laws in the first place you wankers.

Puss - I hope you didn't get a new intenet boyfriend in my absence.

30 comments:

Melba said...

PERSEY'S BACK!!!

But I can't comment because then we'll fight.

Suffice to say, veree happee to seeyee you mister.

patchouligirl said...

Perseus! You're back!

I don't know much about Islamic laws but I didn't think they condoned murder. Somebody needs to stick some hash in their fellafels so they can all just chill out a bit instead of running around killing each other.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Good to see you back, Pers.

These blokes certainly are touchy cunts.

Puss In Boots said...

Pfft. That is just like men. They abandon you with no warning, never call, never write, and then expect you to be waiting for them when they decide to grace you with their presence again.

Also, I think the same "tolerance" principal applies to most religions. Christians certainly don't practice what they preach when it comes to tolerance.

I swear to fsm, when I was on holidays, if I read one more comment from some red-neck Republican American about Christmas being under attack, I was going to go postal. Don't they realise that saying Happy Holidays is an inclusive greeting, not an exclusive one? And besides, holiday was originally Holy Day, so what are they complaining about?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

To be fair Puss, I don't think George Pell has called for anybody to be put to death for blasphemy.

At least, not recently.

Puss In Boots said...

Oh, I wasn't condoning that part. I agree, that is completely stupid. I was just saying religious intolerance isn't the sole domain of Muslims.

Lewd Bob said...

I was reading along thinking Ramon had posted, until I read this:

as bad as raping a babies eye-socket with an AIDS infested cock

and I knew Perseus had returned.

Lewd Bob said...

...and then noticed he had forgotten an apostrophe.

squib said...

Great post title and yeah, religion go away

And Melba, 3 exclamation marks? I thought you hated excessive bangs?

Melba said...

I do indeed squib, which only proves my level of excitement.

Alex said...

How come we can make nun porn, but not draw a cartoon of Mohammed eating an apple?

Bah, who says we can't? <- NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

It occurs to me that on the one hand, Muslims are asking for 'tolerance', and we are to kowtow to their religious sensitivity and not say bad things about them, but their definition of tolerance only goes as far as tolerating what they believe. The second you veer from it, it's 'blasphemy'.

Is this still just the extremists you're talking about? 'cause honestly, I don't think those twats* are "asking" for anything.

*Normally I would have said cunts, but I'm watching my language for the sake of Wari's daughter.



It's good to have you back, Perseus.

eat my shorts said...

Hi Persey. Whatchya been up to? How's the weather? How's life treating you?

Anyhoo, extremism is so passe. One day extremists will wake up to themselves and become moderately annoying as opposed to extremely annoying.

Lewd Bob said...

Oh God Alex, that nun porn is HOT!

wari lasi said...

Welcome back mate. Hope all is well in the world of Perseus, and not too many Medusas need beheading this year.

I can't speak for everyone but I've always admired the way you tackle a controversial issue with such moderation and sensitivity. I tend to fly off the handle about this type of religious lunacy with a profanity-laced tirade. I think we can all learn something from your restraint.*

I'm dumping Catholicism in March when I get married and becoming a Buddhist. Not doing the whole Monk thing thing like you, but if a bloke has to have an alliance with an organised religion, then Buddhism gets my vote.

And Alex - Thanks for that, but I can generally hide the thread from her prying eyes. And it really is my problem to keep her away. This site never professed to be child friendly, nor do I want it that way! It won't matter soon, she's growing up so bloody fast.

* Anyone who missed the less than subtle sarcasm in that comment is a complete tosser.

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Cath said...

Frick!!! Where have you been deares PQ??

You know I haven't read the post yet, I was just so excited to see it was by Pers that I had to comment asap!

Perseus said...

Melba: Thank you.

Patchy: Thank you. Felafel with 'chill' sauce. Geddit? It's a play on words.

Ramon: Indeed. Better to touch a cunt than be a touchy cunt.

Puss: I 'hoped' you didn't get a boyfriend, but was not expecting you to remain true and loyal. I shall spend the next months attempting to woo you back. Pell's an idiot, but he barracks for Richmond so I'll turn a cheek. And yes, the Micks invented blasphemy laws in the first place. Actually, we can also have a go at the Jews (with a smattering of Plato) because they were the ones in about 500BC who came up with the whole 'only one God that matters, we're right / you're wrong' concept.

Lewd Bob: Baby's. Baby's. Baby's. Jesus, how embarrassing.

Squib: Yes, Dawkins is right. It poisons everything. Even if they are right, and there's a God, he sux big time.

Alex: That is fantastic, which reminds me, I'm supposed to write my children's novel and have you illustrate it. I'll do Chapter Two in the coming weeks.

EMS: Oh, you know, same old same old. It's raining in the Surf Coast, and I was having a sook but then I saw what was happening in Queensland and decided I shouldn't sook. Man, Queensland is DROWNING.

Wari: Buddhism, I learnt when I was a monk, is just another whack religion. On my first day of being a monk I was sitting on a chair, and these poor people, some of them elderly, had to crawl on their hands and knees to talk to me. One of them did up my shoelaces. On a broad philosophical level it has a lot more to offer than the heavily supernatural religions (ie: all religions, including new age), but they still manage to infuse it with hocus-pocus, anti-humanist teaching and hierarchial nonsense. And the music sux big time. The food's pretty good but.

Cath: I've been in my house listening to Spacemen 3, smoking Stuyvesants and drinking long macchiatos. Where have you been? How's the motherhood caper?

Alex said...

Man, Queensland is DROWNING.

You're telling me. Not much chance that I'll get wet where I am, but a lot of the surrounding are is going under. Roads are cut and all the shops are shut, but if worst comes to worst, I'm pretty well stocked. Hope Puss is safe and dry.

eat my shorts said...

EMS: Oh, you know, same old same old. It's raining in the Surf Coast, and I was having a sook but then I saw what was happening in Queensland and decided I shouldn't sook. Man, Queensland is DROWNING.

Dude, I heard. My brother, sister-in-law and their puppy live in Brisbane. My mum & dad have been visiting them & other rellies around QLD over Xmas/New Years. They texted me this morning to tell me they've all been evacuated. Everyone is safe & accounted for, we're just keeping fingers crossed that the house will be ok when they're allowed to return.

My aunt and uncle have a property (I can't remember where) and are stranded, but ok.

Not good at all. I'm going to donate some cash as soon as I actually earn some. Hopefully everyone else does too.

wari lasi said...

The food's pretty good but.

Indeed it is. And the monks get given loads of of it! I'm going to bypass the weird stuff, eat plenty, and turn the music down low. There's this one monk at the temple near the village and he is one of the most serene people I've ever met.

So are you back for good?

Kettle said...

Good to hear from you, Perseus. I hope your time at home with your Stuyvesants and long macchiatos was reviving.

Oh, and I agree with you, Squib and Dawkins on (organised) religion; sux big time.

Alex said...

I swear, some people are fucking unfathomable. While out looking for people who might need a hand this morning ('cause not even a creepy shut-in like me can ignore my fellow man in a time of crisis), I witnessed the following scene:

A knuckle-dragger, with his kids in the car, abusing a crowd of people who wouldn't help him/were trying to prevent him moving a barricade so that he could take a shortcut through a heavily flooded street - an exercise, I might add, that would have taken more time than driving around via the road that was open.

The crowd was split between those who wanted to let the cunt drown himself and those who were concerned for the kids.

It pains me to think about how much time and effort goes into rescuing these kinds of people.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

You should have punched him, Alex.

Alex said...

It was tempting, Ramon, but as I've said - I don't do that any more.

Besides which, I probably would've had to stand in line and there was an old couple who's furniture wasn't shifting itself.

eat my shorts said...

and there was an old couple who's furniture wasn't shifting itself.

Bloody lazy furniture deserves a punch as well.

Alex said...

tell me about it, EMS. By the way, just in case anybody's curious, I can now report with absolute certainty that pianos are fucking heavy.

eat my shorts said...

Fucking obese lazy pianos. They should get off their arses, stop going to McDonalds and get a job.

RandomGit said...

That was a wonderful invective ridden spray Perseus. See all the love it's garnered? Good job sir!

I look forward to more music blathering. Lewd Bob's gift is only feeding the hunger.

Alex said...

Amen, EMS

WitchOne said...

I missed you Pers. Yes, even in my isolation a message still got through (Thanks Wari) that you're back. Please tell me it's for always...