Thursday, January 27, 2005

Organized Religion

My father tossed me an interesting quote by Jesse Ventura by way of Playboy Magazine:

"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers"

Interesting are the number of christians that think he was only refering to christian religions. Did they read the original article? Wouldn't that require they purchase a magazine of ill repute? Even so, not all christians think Ventura is nuts.

The athiests have a different take.

Aparently, it hurt his approval rating.

What do you think?

Ventura is not short on opinions on many subjects:


"To me, a president should not put his personal spiritual beliefs in front of science. If we had that type of attitude, we'd probably still have polio today, if we had beliefs that didn't allow scientific discovery. Now, people may say you're not very religious -- yes, I am. I believe God gave me a brain to use," Ventura said.

Ventura also criticized Bush for the growing federal deficit, saying Bush paid for tax cuts by racking up debt on the nation's credit card. And he had harsh words for the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq. Ventura says Bush has alienated the rest of the world, and the war has not made the U.S. safer. He says Bush invaded Iraq when he should have been focusing on Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

"I would have hunted down Osama Bin Laden 'til he was dead, before I would have ever entertained anything about Iraq. My parents taught me (to) finish the job at hand, finish the job you got in front of you, before you worry about the other job down the road," he said.

Ventura says leaders shouldn't ask troops to do something they didn't do themselves. He says Bush did not serve with honor when he was in the National Guard, and received preferential treatment.

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