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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Powers that blog

Here is your dose of blasphemy for the day: God's blog, and Lucifer's blog. Oh Boy, will I get in trouble over this one!


At 2/22/2006 01:55:00 AM, Blogger scandiwoman said...

Get in trouble? Why?

At 2/22/2006 01:59:00 AM, Blogger Christine said...


Considering all of the wonderful things you have done so far, you couldn't get into any more trouble then you already are. ;-)

At 2/22/2006 02:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anders, Denmark said...

The ten commandments of Democracy
We must all separate politics and religion, and we must never place religion above the laws of democracy.

We must all respect that all people have equal rights regardless of sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

No person must ever incite to hatred, and we must never allow hatred to enter our hearts.

No person must ever use or encourage violence – no matter how frustrated or wronged we feel, or how just our cause.

We must all make use of dialogue - always.

We must all show respect for the freedom of expression, also of those with whom we disagree the most.

No person can claim for themselves or assign to others a place apart, neither as superior persons, as inferior persons or as eternal victims.

We must all treat other people’s national and religious symbols as we wish them to treat ours – flag-burning and graffiti on churches, mosques and synagogues are insults that hinder dialogue and increase the repression of the other party.

We must all mind our manners in public. Public space is not a stage on which to vent one’s aggressions or to spread fear and hate, but should be a forum for visions and arguments, where the best must win support.

We must all stand up for our opponent if he or she is subjected to spiteful treatment.
The commandments were first voiced in a speech by Naser Khader in 2002.

At 2/22/2006 03:43:00 AM, Anonymous Kevin said...

On the question of the God, the devil and the law, I've always liked this quote from Robert Bolt's play "A Man for all Seasons":

"And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you—where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s — and if you cut them down — and you’re just the man to do it — d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake."

Man's laws, not God's laws - for our own safety's sake.

At 2/22/2006 03:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this talking about god... there is no god, understand? Theres humans, and compassion, and an empty void to make us feel small: if you believe in anything else - its allright by me - just keep it personal!

At 2/22/2006 04:08:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

Who was it that said he was the Prince of Blasephmy?

At 2/22/2006 04:15:00 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

is it wrong that i find those blogs amusing and interesting?!

At 2/22/2006 04:34:00 AM, Anonymous Sally said...

God seems to be a better writer (with a better sense of humor) than Lucifer. Convincing enough for an English teacher :)

At 2/22/2006 04:34:00 AM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

You trouble maker you!! How horrid!

At 2/22/2006 06:13:00 AM, Blogger DavidL said...

Sandmonkey, hereby a link to my blog displaying a cartoon that is going around a lot amongst Dutch speakers in Belgium and Holland:
To give you some background on this: Nijn or Nijntje is a very famous rabbit created by a Dutch cartoonist in Holland (www.nijntje.nl) and you might know him as Miffy. My blog is in Dutch and goes about me preparing to run the Berlin marathon in Germany but I find this cartoon just too good to not publish it there. If you google a bit on 'nijn eleven' you'll find more hits on this. I'm sure I don't have to explain the cartoon and I believe publishing this in any newspaper should be ok too (I hope).
Regards from Belgium and keep up the good work!

At 2/22/2006 06:30:00 AM, Blogger yochanan said...

Al Quada just blow up one of the major shia holy sites I wonder if that will cause world wide protests? Not that long ago a major jewish holy site 'the tomb of Rachel' was burned by islmo fascists. If you want respect you kind of have to give it.

At 2/22/2006 06:54:00 AM, Anonymous jokerman said...

It was Al Qaeda behind it? hmm, they have openly declared war on Shi'ites too?

At 2/22/2006 07:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed, I cried ... It changed my life ... ;P

At 2/22/2006 07:58:00 AM, Blogger Blogspat said...

If it is Al Qaeda behind it haven't they declared war on Islam?

But Al Quaeda will probably tell us who really is behind this..?

Apart from that - a cultural loss for humanity.

At 2/22/2006 08:22:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

"It was Al Qaeda behind it? hmm, they have openly declared war on Shi'ites too?"

Do you have a drinking problem or something, Jokerman? You haven't been watching the news out of Iraq the last 2 years, or what?

At 2/22/2006 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 2/22/2006 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

At last news, no declaration as to WHO is behind it. Agree Al Qaeda is a likely suspect -- so might Kurds be if they thought they could gain from inter-Islamic strife. On the other hand, it COULD be the Sunnis, or a group of them that were both crazy and stupid.

(Al Qaeda has ALWAYS been at war against Islam, at least anything that calls itself Islam but doesn't meet his strict Salafist definition. This is why the Osama-Saddam link was so unlikely.)

But while we should all mourn the act and the destruction, let's at least find out who was, in fact, to blame. (I will also be curious, when the culprit is known, to see which groups find a defense for them, if any.)

At 2/22/2006 10:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tee hee hee hee hee heeeeeeee. Great find.

Thanks for a good laugh on a sad day.


At 2/22/2006 05:46:00 PM, Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

As for getting in trouble, Sandy, the only way that will happen is if someone starts a site purportedly coming from Allah or Mohammed. However, since neither of them (nor their followers) seem blessed with a sense of humor, it seems unlikely this will happen.


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