Richard Glover Lacks Sense of Humour About Atheists
Yesterday on Richard Glover’s Drive (ABC local radio, Sydney), according to sources, Glover, who has built his considerable celebrity on unfunny puns and predictable punchlines, testily exhorted atheists to “get a sense of humour”.
How true! Your Common or Lesser Spotted Godbotherer is such a hoot, after all. Who can forget the hilarity of the Spanish Inquisition? Or the Taliban’s side-splitting public executions of women in the Kabul soccer stadium? Or al Qaeda’s laugh-a-minute comedy, 9/11 , with its follow-ups, World’s Craziest Suicide Bombings Parts I, II, III … (N) … directed by Allahu Akbar?
George W. Bush’s Iraq War II, of course, was a comedic tour de force in the grand tradition of The Great Crusades: Episodes I to IX. And that girl being stoned to death for “adultery” should have been caught on Somalia’s Funniest Home Videos! (After all, the girl being whipped for leaving home without a male escort made it onto Paki-Standup-TV, didn’t she?)
Yes, the religious are so much more relaxed and chilled out and ready to laugh. The Mohammedans, for example, were significantly more giggle-ready when they saw those atheistic Danish cartoons than any of your straight-laced, po-faced atheists would ever be if confronted with a satirical image of their own atheist god, Charles Darwin. Chuckling behind his bushy pantomime beard, Groucho Marx eyebrows and silly dress-up turban, Ayatollah Khomeini was virtually doubled-over with mirth as he delivered his sidesplitting fatwa on Salman Rushdie.
Thanks, Richard, for the depth of your wisdom, for your fair and balanced advice, and for not letting your personal opinion get in the way of your deadpan public pontifications. And for being a real chucklehead we can look up to.
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Posted: 2 October, 2009 in Australian Values.
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