:: Douglas Rushkoff – Weblog ::

:: Douglas Rushkoff – Weblog :::
Faith = Illness. Why I’ve had it with religious tolerance.
4/30/2006 12:48:00 PM | Link

So what’s a nice Jewish boy like me writing such a seemingly sacreligious comic book for Vertigo? My last column in Arthur magazine may cast some light on this issue.Okay, so let’s get into this God game. I think it’s time to get serious about the role God plays in human affairs, and evaluate whether it’s appropriate to let everyone in on the bad news: God doesn’t exist, never did, and the closest thing we’ll ever see to God will emerge from our own collective efforts at making meaning. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I no longer see the real value in being tolerant of other people’s beliefs. Sure, when beliefs are relegated to the realm of pure entertainment, they pose no real danger. So, a kid believes U2 is really a supergroup on par with The Beatles or The Who. That’s *his* problem, and it doesn’t really do a lot of harm to anyone except those of us who still stop by MTV occasionally to see what might be playing.

This is worth a read.