leprechauns clash: "inter-faith dialogue"

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leprechauns clash: "inter-faith dialogue"

check out this article on a "landmark summit" between catholic and muslim leaders:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081104/ts_nm/us_religion_dialogue

honestly, i don't see the point (not that there ever could be one).  how can two mutually exclusive ideologies come to an understanding?  what kind of understanding will there be?  basically, it will boil down to a lot of wishy-washy clerics meeting in a fancy room, having their pictures taken, and leaving saying, "we both believe in god but we believe totally different things about him."  it can never be any different!  what do people expect?  suddenly the two religions merge?  we have "chrislam" and BOOM! the world's problems are solved?

you know, i respect the ambitions of scholars like hans kung whose life's work is based on the idea that there will never be world peace without peace between the religions, but this peace CAN NEVER HAPPEN.  if anything, moderates like this frustrate people who want a clear explanation for life and the universe--i.e., the majority of people in the world--and thus drive them to the crazy fundies.  what people like dr. kung and these jackasses in robes refuse to see is that, statistically, the moderate churches are invariably the EMPTY churches. 

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson


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Yeah, I don't know what to add. I could copy/paste my huge anti religion quotes folder, but I will just say,  "Religion spoils every good day."  ~ me