Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Anti-Fundamentalist Jihad??

How's this for a response, Richard?

Thanks here go to Pax Romano, another Philly Blog. (We've got GREAT Blogs in Philly, don't we?)

It seems a movement is afoot, the Unitarian Jihad, as given to us by Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle. They're quite democratic, almost too much so, but I like some of their suggestions (edicts seem to be anathema to them). There's some wisdom there:
We will require all lobbyists, spokesmen and campaign managers to dress like trout in public. Televangelists will be forced to take jobs as Xerox repair specialists. Demagogues of all stripes will be required to read Proust out loud in prisons.

We are Unitarian Jihad, and our motto is: "Sincerity is not enough." We have heard from enough sincere people to last a lifetime already. Just because you believe it's true doesn't make it true. Just because your motives are pure doesn't mean you are not doing harm. Get a dog, or comfort someone in a nursing home, or just feed the birds in the park. Play basketball. Lighten up. The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.

You can even go and get your Unitarian Jihad name! Mine is "Brother Pepper Spray of Moderation."