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Let’s all laugh at Australia now

A-ha! It’s not just the United States that’s stocked with religious creepazoids and hypocrites!

  • A candidate for the conservative Family First party has dropped out of his race. He was caught flaunting his junk on the internet, and admits to viewing porn…neither of which are particularly wicked, but when your party is against internet porn, well, there’s a little problem with consistency. There’s also a problem with making pathetic excuses, like these:

    I might have been drunk off my face or my political enemies might have drugged me.

    But that’s not my penis.

    Look, maybe somebody photoshopped it, and put another one on the photo.

    First rule of lying is to get the story straight, and keep it simple. Mr Quah’s ineptitude at lying clearly disqualifies him for political office.

  • And then there’s this Muslim kook, who is a problem of a whold different order: not just foolish, but hateful as well. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali blames victims for their pain.

    In a Ramadan sermon that has outraged Muslim women leaders, Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame.
    While not specifically referring to the rapes, brutal attacks on four women for which a group of young Lebanese men received long jail sentences, Sheik Hilali said there were women who “sway suggestively” and wore make-up and immodest dress … “and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years”.

    It’s all girls’ fault for being so irresistibly pretty. This analogy explains it all:

    In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?

    “The uncovered meat is the problem.”

    Hmm. Who should be more offended? Women for being compared to cat food, or men for being compared to cats with poor impulse control?

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 28, 2007

    (Presumably unlike us milquetoast Westerners, who are either half-men or desensitized from looking at all that porn.)

    I do think that what people find sexy is related to what they are used to seeing. 100 years ago, in the Western world, a lady’s ankle was unimaginable. Today, these same men would be classified as kinky fetishists.

    “A woman’s feet and forearms must be of exhibitionist beauty.”
    – Salvador Dalí

    Feet? Forearms? Huh? ~:-|

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 28, 2007

    (Presumably unlike us milquetoast Westerners, who are either half-men or desensitized from looking at all that porn.)

    I do think that what people find sexy is related to what they are used to seeing. 100 years ago, in the Western world, a lady’s ankle was unimaginable. Today, these same men would be classified as kinky fetishists.

    “A woman’s feet and forearms must be of exhibitionist beauty.”
    – Salvador Dalí

    Feet? Forearms? Huh? ~:-|

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 28, 2007

    The answer – be like the Europeans where toplessness is the norm on nearly every beach, regardless of age.

    Heh heh. Your imagination has gone a little bit overboard. B-) About one such case tends to be in sight on any European beach (…those I’ve seen anyway). Everyone else of the female persuasion, from usually a bit below the age where secondary sexual characteristics become visible (unless wearing a swimsuit, in which case it’s way earlier), wears some top or other at all times.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 28, 2007

    The answer – be like the Europeans where toplessness is the norm on nearly every beach, regardless of age.

    Heh heh. Your imagination has gone a little bit overboard. B-) About one such case tends to be in sight on any European beach (…those I’ve seen anyway). Everyone else of the female persuasion, from usually a bit below the age where secondary sexual characteristics become visible (unless wearing a swimsuit, in which case it’s way earlier), wears some top or other at all times.

  5. #5 wobert
    October 28, 2007

    We’ve got the trinity, Ken Ham,George Pell and now this dickhead. All coming to a church/mosque near you, in the USA.You’ve got more money than us, so they’ll probably be across soon.

  6. #6 KiwiInOz
    October 28, 2007

    Here is the link to the transcript of McGrath talking about his book, The Dawkins Delusion, on Australia’s Radio National “Religion report” last week. Enjoy.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/religionreport/stories/2007/2068157.htm#transcript

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