Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tell us how you really feel

Charlie Brooker gives a review of Richard Dawkins latest tv series, The Enemies of Reason, and along the way rips into every level of "spirituality."
Welcome to a dangerous new era - the Unlightenment - in which centuries of rational thought are overturned by idiots. Superstitious idiots. They're everywhere - reading horoscopes, buying homeopathic remedies, consulting psychics, babbling about "chakras" and "healing energies", praying to imaginary gods, and rejecting science in favour of soft-headed bunkum. But instead of slapping these people round the face till they behave like adults, we encourage them. We've got to respect their beliefs, apparently.

Well I don't. "Spirituality" is what cretins have in place of imagination. If you've ever described yourself as "quite spiritual", do civilisation a favour and punch yourself in the throat until you're incapable of speaking aloud ever again. Why should your outmoded codswallop be treated with anything other than the contemptuous mockery it deserves?

He eventually goes on to say this new series is much more pervasive than Dawkins last series, The Root of All Evil. Hope he's right and lets hope it ends up on the internet, as I don't think we have the same channel 4 here.

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