God Save Us From Religious Nutters

Julie Burchill

I don’t have a spiritual bone in my body; but what I am, is religious. I believe, literally, in the God of the Old Testament, whom I understand as the Lord of the Jews and the Protestants. I’m a Christian Zionist, as well as a Christian feminist and a Christian socialist.

Christian head-the-ball, more like. And the article manages to criticise most atheists for their -drum roll- narcissism.


2 Responses to “God Save Us From Religious Nutters”

  1. 1 EWI August 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    From an SBP article of some years ago:

    Burchill’s first shot across Irish bows came as early as the fifth sentence, when she dropped in a (deliberately?) ham-fisted reference to “Eire”. Then came the hard stuff: a passage associating the Republic with “almost compulsory child molestation by the national church, total discrimination against women who wish to be priests, aiding and abetting Herr Hitler in his hour of need, and outlawing abortion and divorce”.

    Having confessed to a penchant for occasionally flying the Israeli and Indian flags, “in support of those countries’ brave, secular stands against monotheistic tyranny”, she declared she would “never fly an Irish, German, Iraqi or US flag, because what I don’t like about those countries far outweighs what I do”.

    There was more. Referring to the proliferation of St George flags around England during the World Cup, she suggested replacing them “with something more enlightening: the Hitler-licking, altarboy-molesting, abortion-banning Irish tricolour, perhaps?”


    So, she doesn’t like either Catholics or Muslims – or else she understands the intended audience of her schlock too well.

  2. 2 Donagh August 15, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Here, you might like this too, if you haven’t read it already.

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