Pareidolia Run Amock! *21 December, 2009
I will soon be heading to Florida to visit (((Wife)))’s family. We do it this time of year as (((Wife))) and (((kids))) have a winter break this time of year to recognize “Abstinence Only Sex Education Doesn’t Work” Day. Otherwise known as Christmas (and Saturnalia, Yule, Winter Solstice, and myriad others). (This year, I do plan to actually count the crosses I see from I-81 in the Shenandoah and Cumberland Valleys.)
In honour of said “Abstinence Only Sex Education Doesn’t Work Day”, I give you this image (from Friendly Atheist (who’s not sure where it actually came from originally, so if anyone knows, let him know)):
Do you suppose that if Mary had actually been able to attend comprehensive sex education (otherwise known as abstinence plus actual facts), we could have avoided the last 2,000 years of nonsense? Or would the Holy Spirit have gone all macho, insisting he didn’t want to wear a fucking raincoat?
* Intentional mispelling from the Malay ‘amok’ (mad with rage) because yes, I am mocking many different aspects of organized religion within one short and shallow post.