The below image is from a blog dedicated to satire and since there is Unfathomable Truth in the use of satire,( as you will acknowledge, upon reading this piece) I did not hesitate to blog and share it. thinkingblue
Satire / noun : a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.
PS: A Daily Kos comment, so eloquent, so forthright, I print-keyed it so I could easily share it and so that I will never lose it.
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion--several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven....The higher animals have no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste.
MARK TWAIN - "The Lowest Animal"
In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain