The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
New mission for Westboro Baptist
In an AP story about bin Laden's email habits, a commenter named Jeremy adds:
Dear Westboro Baptist Church:
We have a funeral for you to protest. It's somewhere in the middle of the northern Arabian Sea. We would be more than happy to help you pack, fly you there, and drop you off.