I noticed a little story in the news which has triggered some memories which I feel obliged to share.
The story was about JK Rowling and how she was put forward to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom (or something like that) from George Bush, but then someone said perhaps this was a bad idea, recognising her achievements, the reason being that she promoted witchcraft! Only in America and only under George W Bush.
This is another example of how their religious fundamentalism makes them look like idiots - well that's my opinion and it is my blog!
I get the impression that if George Bush had been in charge during the late 60's we would as children have missed out on one of my favourite TV shows (here come the memories) Bewitched.
Samantha and Darren, Endora, Larry Tate, Aunt Clara, Dr Bombay, Uncle Arthur, all these characters and many more still sit in the back of my mind and occasionally surface and they always bring a little smile with them. And we mustn't forget the cutest kid on TV, little Tabitha.
George Bush would not have approved of a witch living amongst normal people, perhaps fearful she would fly her broomstick in a dangerous manner.
The simple truth is that more damage is caused in this world by people who believe in George Bush and his god than by witches.
There are religions in this world where the ill treatment and sacrifice of live animals is still part of their ceremonial, there are religions which deny equality to the sexes, there are religions who believe they are better people than others and have a right to tell us that loudly and in America there is a freedom of religious expression which means the most fervent of these awful churches can live and breath and grow openly, I'm thinking of churches like the Westborough Baptists who I hate.
I think I'd rather live in a world influenced by Harry Potter than George Bush to be honest and I sometimes wish I could twitch my nose and make all religious fundamentalism disappear.
I suppose this means I won't get the Presidential Medal of Freedom now - bugger!
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