Sunday, April 10, 2005

Message from Sister Sword of Courteous Debate!

Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle has received this communique from a mysterious group calling itself "The Unitarian Jihad":
Greetings to the Imprisoned Citizens of the United States. We are Unitarian Jihad. There is only God, unless there is more than one God. The vote of our God subcommittee is 10-8 in favor of one God, with two abstentions. Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation noted the possibility of there being no God at all, and his objection was noted with love by the secretary.

Greetings to the Imprisoned Citizens of the United States! Too long has your attention been waylaid by the bright baubles of extremist thought. Too long have fundamentalist yahoos of all religions (except Buddhism -- 14-5 vote, no abstentions, fundamentalism subcommittee) made your head hurt. Too long have you been buffeted by angry people who think that God talks to them. You have a right to your moderation! You have the power to be calm! We will use the IED of truth to explode the SUV of dogmatic expression!
I urge you to read the rest. We must remain ever vigilant to the threats posed by such extremists, else we too fall victim to their terror regime of polite, well-reasoned debate.

After you read the rest of the manifesto, you might also wish to visit the Unitarian Jihad Name Generator site.

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