Instead of telling a sick driver to see a doctor, Simon Tuteru prayed the demons away. Then the accident occurred.
Congratulations Australia, you won today's round of Batshit Nuttery, but we'll be back tomorrow.
Signed, the USA.
I will respect anyone's right to hold whatever beliefs they may have. I refuse to respect the actual beliefs. When those beliefs are 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 people, those beliefs only merit horrified contempt.
"All the charges were inexplicably dropped by the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) last year."
I can explain: Christian Fucking Privilege.
OT- Fucker Carlson will no longer be the most-watched Nazi on television!
*𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘗 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺: https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/fox-news-media-tucker-carlson-part-ways-2023-04-24/
TV's most popular fascist, best known for JAQing off while wearing what can only be described as perpetual constipation face, had his show stealthily cancelled over the weekend. The announcement of his departure from Fox dropped today, whereas he hosted his last show on Friday. It isn't clear whether or not the shitcanning has anything to do with Fox's recent $787 million pratfall, but the timing 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 more than coincidental.
Sadly, it's not as funny as the time Jon Stewart tongue-lashed him so hard he never wore a bowtie again... but fuck it, I'll take what I can get at this point. It'd be stupid to hold out hope that Fox will replace him with anyone even marginally less awful, but I can't help celebrating that bloviating blowhard getting at least a 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 bit of comeuppance.
"Bone spurs were blamed on a “hatred of husbands.”"
Is that Trump's excuse?
OT: From Bob Seidensticker at OS:
"Staff from American Atheists and OnlySky need some time to figure out the details of this new arrangement, and the new ’n improved OnlySky should reboot in July. Starting May 1, you’ll see a little activity at OnlySky, but this column will be inactive."
It sounds like they're coughing up blood at this point.
You know, this group might be a fringe group, but the RCC employs hundreds of exorcists. Just saying...
Religion kills. What it doesn't kill, it maims. A pox on all religions.
In Scientology, the shunning is called 'disconnection.' That's one big old red flag warning you that it's a cult, no matter what names the organizations call themselves. Good News, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, doesn't matter. It's what they DO that matters!
One would think that Singh's incident would be an abject lesson in what happens when faith improperly enters what should be a commonsense decision regarding whether someone should be given a task or not. What Singh did was a direct result of Tutero's action in allowing Singh to take that assignment. Regardless of HOW Tutero made that decision should not be relevant. It was a BAD choice which cost lives, and he should be held liable for that, both civilly and criminally.
This is the world-upside-down, people.
That's a much worse outcome than the nothing that happens after most exorcisms. Tragedies like this really highlight how irrational the whole faith healing concept is. I would love for someone to do a documentary or something where they follow up on people who were 'healed' to see how many of them still have the issues. All of them, I'm sure, unless it was something that cleared up on it's own. It would also be interesting to see how many people think they're healed when they're clearly not.
Even if he was affected by a spell. You should observe him for a few hours after exorcising him to be sure it worked, especially before letting him operate heavy machinery. Hell, they don't let you take an Uber after you come out of anesthesia. They want someone to stay and watch you for a couple of hours.
If there isn't already, we need something akin to Poe's Law, saying "There is no religious cult too crazy for some members to stay in it."
OT - 𝐋𝐆𝐁𝐓𝐐+ 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞.
“Tuteru’s decision to let Singh drive the truck that night wasn’t just a poor management decision; it was a faith-based one.”
I’m struggling to see the difference here.