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I Need to Get Out More

It took me until now to discover why people around here are so delighted by Reza Aslan’s new show on religion. I registered the widespread joy but had no idea what it was about the show that was causing it. Folks were high-fiving it at the gym, at the store, and at work.

I wonder if Aslan will now compound the jubilation by showing Muslims engaging in something atrocious. Even more Muslims, I mean. Christian fundamentalists might actually throw a parade. 

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15 thoughts on “I Need to Get Out More

  1. Which show is this? I seem to recall him involved in eating brains and feces (associating it with Hinduism). Is it that one?

    What’s the goal of the show (beyond gross outs)?

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  2. Stringer bell on said:

    I think he should’ve ended that show with ‘these are the people taking your jobs’. šŸ˜€

    Couldn’t be a more perfect sign of the times.

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  3. Shakti on said:

    . Folks were high-fiving it at the gym, at the store, and at work.
    Really? You live among such wonderful normal people so full of complex reasons for the things they do. šŸ˜€

    I wonder if Aslan will now compound the jubilation by showing Muslims engaging in something atrocious.
    Naah. He’s Muslim. Why would he show freakish Muslims?

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    • Yes, it’s much more wonderful and normal to eat human brains for money. I’d so much rather live like wonderful normal people like Aslan.

      And Aslan already showed a Muslim eating human flesh for a payout. It’s hard to go lower than that.

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  4. Have you tried watching the show? Is it good?

    Now I became interesting whether it would improve my English and be entertaining. šŸ™‚

    Also, as this blog’s Chosen “Muslim hater”, shouldn’t I enjoy watching even more “Muslims engaging in something atrocious”?

    /joke

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    • Stringer bell on said:

      “blogā€™s Chosen ā€œMuslim hater”

      No, you chose that yourself.

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    • And now imagine if somebody referred to themselves as “the chosen Jew hater (joke)”.

      No, I didn’t watch the show. And I think the journalist has lost the right to be in the company of decent people after what he did. It’s disgusting on too many levels.

      It’s very easy to go and ridicule people from small sects from somewhere across the world. It’s easy but it’s disgusting.

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      • \ And now imagine if somebody referred to themselves as ā€œthe chosen Jew hater (joke)ā€.

        I am sorry if it was in poor taste.

        The joke was that I don’t think I am one despite being told I am XYZ (all kinds of vile things) in the past.

        The “Chosen” should’ve been from a capital letter because Jews are the Chosen people according to Judaism.

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      • “Itā€™s very easy to go and ridicule people from small sects from somewhere across the world”

        Isn’t this just a religious version of those weird food shows? to me it’s all part of the infantilization of the audience in all kinds of media now.

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  5. Dreidel on said:

    Eating brains poses a serious health risk, anyay, with the potential of contacting lethal neurodegerative diseases like encephalopathy.

    Remember the big scare about mad cow disease a few years back?

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