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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I can’t believe this battle is still raging. I’ve extensively commented on my views in the past, so I won’t rake over old ground again. Suffice to say, what ever happened to tolerance and living in peace with your fellow man? Especially when your fellow man is actually standing up for your values, albeit in a comic way, borrowing imagery from your religion.

Frankly, The Passion of Christ should be much more offensive as far as I can see, what with that elevating Mel Gibson to the level of God, and actually portraying the Biblical characters – unlike The Opera, which only portrays a corrupt individual’s disturbed imagination of the characters.

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