It’s a sign of the times when a site that aspires to be as aloof from the fray (and as fluffy as a Dior tulle ballgown) as PFC is forced into commenting about an event as nonsensically monumental as the K-Stew/R-Patz split.
Incidents like the protests in Afghanistan over the accidental Quranburnings a couple of weeks ago are always surprising for a post-atheist like me. I am so on the other side of the religion discussion that I refuse to be ‘a-’ or ‘non-’ anything; why should I be labeled as the negation of something that doesn’t exist in the first instance? The reason these fatal protests were alarming is it becomes increasingly hard to imagine why anyone would lay down his life in the defense of religion, much less in indignation over an unintentional slight.
Why Crocker? See item two.
Nothing is sacred. Period. To proclaim an object, a place, a grouping of words and stories written by a bunch of deranged men centuries or millennia ago as something inviolable and worthy of veneration is heresy against humanity. All scriptures, be they the Quran, the Bible/Torah, or the Vedas are instruments of tyranny and oppression.