OK, so I may be nothing more than a non-believing heretic of a worm, so driven to frustration at the religious world that I've began to consider putting stickers on all those Alpha Course signs asking "What is the meaning of life?" (it being easily answered with a healthy dose of common sense, a belief and wonderment in science, a lack of fear of the unknown, an understanding of how evolution has created superstition and shaped human supernatural beliefs, and the need as a species to just fracking-well grow up. Or something.)
But just because the unenlightened know that all I'm fit for is to drift for evermore on the eternal winds of oblivion or to burn in a lake of fire, it doesn't mean they should be able to censure what I want to experience within my life. Hell, surely its people like Christian Voice who veto their right to take part in any sensible debate on blasphemy with their painfully-medieval beliefs.
Christian Voice were the group who massed the protest against the BBC when they broadcast JSTO earlier this year. You can read their Press Release here concerning the upcoming tour. Go on, its good. Its up there with some of those al-Qaeda press releases in terms of rational modernity.
I've got no problem with moderates, of course. Which is good, because that's what most religious people are. Including most of my friends. And I was delighted to yesterday see members of the Church Of England standing up against the "Ghostbusters-view" of the Book of Revelation (sort of). But the poison of radicalism can be sweet-smelling to those with a sweet-tooth, and that's how Christian Voice get heard.
The trouble with this nasty group, who too many Christians are willing to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with, is that they've got some very nasty views. As you would expect from people still living in the hell of the dark ages.
Remember kids - you can only ever be truly happy if you are absolutely sure that you're not being taken for a mug.
Whether by our fellow humans, or by psychological evolution.