Today’s Best Idea

The New York Times’s daily wrap-up on Global Cartoon Rage (15 killed today in Nigeria, praise god) includes this summary of a meeting between Egyptian and Danish clerics:

“In Cairo, Bishop Karsten Nissen, of Denmark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, met with Grand Imam Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi of al-Azhar University, the world’s highest Sunni Muslim seat of learning.

“Tantawi said the Danish prime minister must apologize for the drawings and further demanded that the world’s religious leaders, including him and Pope Benedict XVI, should meet to write a law that ‘condemns insulting any religion, including the Holy Scriptures and the prophets.’ He said the United Nations should then impose the law on all countries.”

I nominate Pat Robertson and Jerry “The Hutt” Falwell to represent me at this law-writing confab.

2 Replies to “Today’s Best Idea”

  1. Hey, they (Pat and Jerry) would feel right at home at such a conclave. Sounds like what they would like to do and are trying to do to improve the lives of secular humanists like myself. One question is, will they allow practioners of animism, idol worship, UFO spotting, druids and voodoo shamans a place at the table? As far as I’m concerned, it’s all good!

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