This one goes out to all my ex- Catholic friends, Ex-Christian friends, liberally minded humor loving Christian friends, and all those that have embraced Science like she is the Harlot riding the Beast. I grew up Catholic, while this doesn’t give me any carte-blanche license to mock it in any way I see fit, understand that humor is what I personally use to overcome a lot of the royally screwed up things that happened in my childhood regarding religion and the obsession of it. If you still find yourself wishing me into utter damnation, well that is your prerogative and I respect that but I want you to remember this moment the next time you mock a Muslim because they dislike an image of Mohammed being produced (or any other person’s religion for that matter).

Truth be told, I have little use for any religious belief in my life, I’ve claimed to be a Zen Buddhist in recent years but if I am really one than I am terrible at it. The reality is that I have come to accept Science as a pretty good dispenser of knowledge and advice. Science can be cold and heartless but it’s fair; in fact it really isn’t out to judge at all, it just is. You don’t think we evolved from apes? Science isn’t going to send you to some make-believe place to be punished, it will let you have that belief and then keep on doing its thing.  

If you still think I’m a piece of shit, well, I also think the Beatles were way over rated…