Here’s some news that was posted on the Drudge Report today:
Sir Elton said: “I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.
“But there are so many people I know who are gay and love their religion. From my point of view I would ban religion completely.
“Organised religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate.”
As I see it, Elton John is up in arms against religion because it is his personal ox being gored. And I’m sure that when he talks about religion, he’s really talking about Christianity since that is the majority religion of England, Elton John’s native country.
So religious people are actually hateful and not really compassionate, because that’s the main focus of religion, don’t you know. All this stuff and nonsense of “love thy neighbor” is just camouflage for a seething cauldron of hatred and intolerance. Elton John’s life must be a real nightmare, what with the daily pogroms against him and his partner. He talks about the horrors of his life in the same interview:
“I never get those problems. I don’t know what it is with me, people treat me very reverently.
Referring to his “wedding” to long-term partner David Furnish, he said: “It was the same when Dave and I had our civil union – I was expecting the odd flour bomb and there wasn’t.
The horror! The constant humiliation and abuse! How can he stand it? Uh. Wait. He’s not suffering at all. I thought he said that religion promotes hatred and spite against gay people like himself. Curious. Could it just be that he’s ranting over nothing?
Nah. I’m sure he’s onto something here. The common phrase of “hate the sin, but love the sinner” can’t possibly be the statement of love and compassion that it seems. It must mask the feeling of “hate the sin, and drive a stake in the heart of the sinner” that religious people must really feel.
After all, Elton John tells us that we religious types are just so full of hate.