Sunday, November 12, 2006

Elton John wants religion banned

From the "are you kidding?" files:

"I would ban religion completely, even though there are some wonderful things about it," the singer said in an interview with the Observer newspaper on Sunday.

"Religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it is not really compassionate."

Not really compassionate. Really?

In May, he [John] launched an expletive-laden tirade against the press at the Cannes film festival, telling photographers: "You should all be shot."

In 2004, he was filmed shouting at Taiwanese photographers for surprising him as he arrived at Taipei airport, calling them "rude, vile pigs".

It's usually not a good idea to pay attention to the rants of "celebrities." However, it is a good idea to pray for them...and to ask that they may be granted Courage.

Now that's compassion.