Just to set the record straight â€¦ I am not a tolerant person. If you believe, follow, and make decisions based upon any of the big deal world religions â€¦ I think thereâ€™s something wrong with you. I think youâ€™re suffering a low-grade psychotic break with reality. So right off the bat I find it pretty hard to get along with 59% of the world's population. But then again 80% of the countries in the world are capitalist nations. I have a problem with them too as they are equally delusional and arguably more dangerous. And if youâ€™re a religious capitalist â€¦ youâ€™re the beast of both worlds.
A friend of mine told me years ago that religion is for people who lack spirituality. Iâ€™d add that religion is for people who lack imagination. They need other people to make up stuff for them. â€śStuffâ€ť of course being the euphemism for what bulls regularly manufacture steaming piles of.
Now weâ€™ve got that out of the way â€¦ In honor of the Passover/Easter Season, and since Iâ€™m not Redeemed by the Blood of the Walking Undead, I decided to sit back in my comfy chair in front of our Big-Ass-HDTV and watch eight hours of Judeo-Christian Gibberish.
Cecil B. Demilleâ€™s 1956, 220 minute long, The Ten Commandments, is one of my top contenders for the craziest movie of all time. In todayâ€™s dollars it cost well over 100 million to produce. The Moses Myth is presented in glorious Technicolor and stars Charleton Heston as The Man With The Plan. Youâ€™ve got to hand it to Cecil Bee because out of all the actors working in Hollywood in the fifties, he picked the least Semitic-looking actor he could find to play the Head Jew. A feat only topped in 1965 when George Stevens hired six foot four inch Swedish actor, Max von Sydow, to play Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told.