Roger Ebert: Jesus was a Nazi. So's your preacher
"Nowhere does Jesus say, Hey, if somebody asks for your shirt, give your coat to the government and have the government give them a pair of slacks." Well, Beck has me there. It is quite true that nowhere does Jesus say that. Nor, for that matter, does he ever say, A wop bop a lu bop, a wop bam boom!
And that is why I am an atheist. It seems to me that a faith that has such wondrous things as angels (9 different kinds!), talking snakes, splitting seas, transforming water into wine, women made out of spare ribs and a whole lot of smiting and begetting should
have a saviour that says things like "A wop bop a lu bop". It makes about as much sense as anything else.
Seriously, these guys are just making it up as they go along: The Nine Choirs of Angels
. The people that believe in this kind of fluff have tremendous power over humanity, through institutions like the catholic church and religious politicians. That scares me. A lot. And what makes it even scarier is that somehow we have to engage these people on an equal footing and "respect" their beliefs and engage in a constructive dialog.
These people are batshit insane! I wouldn't trust them with my house keys, let alone trust them to do what's best for an entire country or the world.