May 14, 2006

Oh, Man, Is The Ayatollah (who is an assahola) Gonna Be PISSED

When he sees this:

In one of the villages in the shadow of Merapi, holy men and hundreds of people lit incense and set rice, fruit and vegetables floating down a river in a ceremony they believed would appease the spirits and prevent an eruption.

"It's bound to help," Parsi, a villager who like many Indonesians using only one name, said after the ceremony. "Everyone around here believes in this. It is in our blood."

Although most Indonesians are Muslim, many also worship ancient spirits, especially in Central Java province.

"All the things we are doing here are to try to make us safe," said Assize Asyhori, an Islamic preacher who took part in the ceremony. "Only Allah knows if Merapi will explode."

Man, do these people sweat hypocrisy from their very pores or what.

Idol worship is a huge no-no in the holly quoran*, and here we have an imam making offerings to a volcano.

I'm thinking of those 2,000 year old Buddha statues that the Taliban blew up as I type this.

* the subject line of the death threat email we all received was "why you insult holly quoran?" for those scratching their heads.

I will forever refer to it as the "holly quoran."

By Vinnie at 11:19 PM | Comments |