The Opium of the Masses

It seems that Jerry Falwell shuffled off this mortal coil earlier today. While I generally feel that it’s morally questionable to express satisfaction in the death of another person, I can’t help but feel that humanity is enriched by his absence, albeit until the next reactionary right-wing loon steps into his shoes. I also feel it’s a shame that, being dead, he won’t get to find out that there is neither heaven nor hell after this life.

On a related topic, I’m surprised at the complete silence from my friends list regarding last night’s Panorama on those wacky Scientologists (almost as surprised as I was at the Scientologists’ complete lack of PR nous, but that’s another matter). Is this the silence of a thousand nodding heads, or did none of you watch it?

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