[If defamation of religion was illegal] it would be a crime for me to say that the notion of transubstantiation is so ridiculous that even a small child should be able to see the insanity and utter physical impossibility of a piece of bread and some wine somehow taking on corporeal form. It would be a crime for me to say that Islam is a backward desert superstition that has no place in modern, enlightened Europe and it would be a crime to point out that Jewish settlers in Israel who believe they have a God given right to take the land are, frankly, mad. All the above assertions will, no doubt, offend someone or other.
Religion is like...
This came via an email making the forwarding rounds; I don't know the original source. Might not even be new.
Religion is like a penis.
It's fine to have one.
It's fine to be proud of it.
But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around.
And PLEASE don't try to shove it down my children's throats.
Well. That certainly is some rather direct imagery. But I sure can't argue with the sentiment!
(Ooh, here's an ugly thought. Since I used to be a proselytizing, door-knocking Christian, it's like I was offering my penis door to door. Now I feel insulted that I had so few takers. : )