A lone, unfortunate Oryctolagus (the scientific name for rabbits) is being blamed for the resulting death toll from a clash between striking Lonmin miners and the SA police force! The shocking incident left 34 people were left dead at the scene and well over 70 wounded (I just had to do that lame, journalistic repetition of numbers).
In an explanation of failure that nobody could have forseen and many still find hard to believe, Haas Das was allegedly seen lending his support to the striking workers of Lonmin. Sadly, Haas Das was chased, tormented, and eventually killed by the very people who welcomed and depended on his support. Haas Das was, of course, the notorious host of the apartheid era childrens T.V. series Haas Das se Nuuskas.
I thought it a hillarious and near perfect opportunity to draw some parallels between persisting African superstition and that equally laudible and prevalent adopted, archaic Middle-Eastern superstition, AKA christianity. Yes folks, the lambs of god and the rabbits of the muti man indeed share an 'evolutionary' kinship if you pardon my blasphemous pun.
For any of those sanctimonious, selfrighteous christians who are still reading (Charlie, that includes thee)... I think I can now adequately and properly explain to you just how STUPID your religion and your arguments for its efficacy look to the scientifically literate atheists on News24. You look and sound as ridiculous as the people saying that the dying Paashaas is the reason for their failure to bliksem the police.
But it gets worse for you lambchops of jesus, because unlike jehova on high and jesus on the cross, at least we have evidence that the rabbit WAS real! Ouch... ja nee... if you believe nonsense eventually you pay the price for your ignorance. No doubt, the Lonmin frontliners did. At least I can go to the Lonmin battlefied and maybe still see the corpse of the hasbeen haas credited with magical powers and divine providence.
Of course, this article about the Lonmin rabbit is now the most read and most commented on article on News24. Everyone (mostly christians) can't wait to mock and ridicule the STUPID, SUPERSTITIOUS, IRRATIONAL, and UNEVOLVED (that's a rich insult coming from people who don't even understand evolution) people who put their trust in a higher power and religious, faith-driven denial at how things turned out for them when the lead left the barrel.
I can understand when the poorest of the poor, robbed of educating themselves with the richness of the internet, believe in nonsense. But it is when supposedly 'civilized', 'educated' people believe in superstitious hooha equally as absurt, illogical, and backwards as African superstition that I really shake my head.
It would be more tolerable if the Faith slaves just kept quiet and 'respected' other people's beliefs, but no... all of a sudden you have the most illogical, nauseating christians from the ongoing xtian VS atheist debate on News24 trying to play the role of the enlightened as they mock other people for their primitive, stupid beliefs and practises.
The dead rabbit excuse is invoked by christians many times. When god almighty, too busy to care, lets the child of christian parents die from leukemia, severely straining the faith the parents hold in their christian god, the parents soon proclaim, "It is not that god does not exist, he just willed a different outcome than what we had prayed for." BOOM! Their faith is restored.
Am I the only one that sees the EXACT SAME MENTALITY at work here? Surely I can't be the only atheist who sees the mirror image of these two superstitious practises and the denialism that is employed when reality does not bend to the will of the believer.
I'll cut the article here because I think I made my point and a brilliantly observant one at that!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.