[This post, transferred from my original blog, Family Life, which is no longer accessible, is even more to the point now than it was in October 2007.]
Via Making Light’s Particles, I draw your attention to the Unitarian Jihad, as reported by Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle. (If you don’t know any Unitarians, you should. Someone – it might have been Erasmus Darwin – described Unitarianism as a mattress to catch a falling Protestant.)
Beware! Unless you people shut up and begin acting like grown-ups with brains enough to understand the difference between political belief and personal faith, the Unitarian Jihad will begin a series of terrorist-like actions. We will take over television studios, kidnap so-called commentators and broadcast calm, well-reasoned discussions of the issues of the day. We will not try for ‘balance’ by hiring fruitcakes; we will try for balance by hiring non-ideologues who have carefully thought through the issues.
We are Unitarian Jihad. We will appear in public places and require people to shake hands with each other.
Read the whole thing. It’s funny, and a dream of a much better world.