So here are a couple of photos of ol' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. He's been getting some attention lately by yelling and fussing about peaceful nuclear energy (wink, wink) and writing letters to the President of The United States almost like he really believed they would be read in the oval office.
"Mr. President, Mr. President, the letter from Iran has arrived."
"Really? Well, anyone seen my reading glasses? Crap, c'mon guys, at a time like this, why can't you at least give a hand here and find my reading glasses? This is a PRESIDENT for crying out loud...of another nation! I need to at least read what he has to say, you never know...maybe this time it's not a complete looney tunes whack job religion spewing...what? It is? Well, never mind the damn reading glasses then. Anyone heard from Laura lately?"
So, anyhow, it's fun to watch the middle eastern types as they rise up to rule the world over and over again and then watch as they disintegrate from within from that most terrible of all religions they invented for themselves. Honest to God (oops) don't they get it?
As long as their religious leaders have an equal or stronger voice in running the country as their economic and scientific leaders do, they're just going to crumble every time. It's been happening for centuries, it ain't about to reverse tomorrow. The Mullahs and Imams and PooBahs and Ding Dongs and tribal leaders have got to take a back seat to the financiers and the software developers and the cooks and the bakers and the candlestick makers or there will be strife and unrest that will rip apart whatever they attempt.
Our American democracy is founded on a religious belief. Amongst many other beliefs. Such as freedom of choice to worship. And make money. And be a woman with makeup on and go out in public without being beaten to a pulp. Until they understand the place of religion in society, just as we do, they are doomed to failure. In the meantime, they're fun to watch.