April 15, 2013

Nicholas Maduro's idiotic claim

So Nicholas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's "hand-picked" successor, won Venezuela's election. He only got 51% of the vote, but that's all it takes.

Yesterday as I watched the news, I heard that Maduro claimed that Chavez's spirit visits him regularly "in the form of a bird". It really irritates me that a person can say something so colossally stupid, and then be elected.

But there's a reason for this. He was talking to people who already believe in an impossibly stupid idea: that there is a sky god. This paves the way for any type of idiotic remark to be taken as truth. It's an example of how the god notion transforms everything to muck. If you believe in a sky god, you'll believe anything.

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