Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Sleep of Reason

A San Diego [make that Bakersfield -- see the first comment] man, draped in an American flag, poured gasoline over himself and lit a match. He did so -- get this -- to protest the school district's decision to uyse the terms "Christmas" and "Easter" in describing its vacation schedule. He was wearing a sign that said "[deleted] the religious establishment."

Honestly, people, we at the Egg would just like to point out, yet again, that secular types are as capable of being violent extremists as anybody else.

2 comments:

Gillian said...

This was reported in the San Diego U-T but did not happen in San Diego. It happened in Bakersfield, which is nowhere near San Diego.

Not saying it *couldn't* happen in San Diego, mind, just that in this case it *didn't.*

If it were a San Diego man, I'd wonder if he were the same deranged pyromaniac who set our Cathedral church on fire *during our main Sunday service last week,* using cassocks and surplices in the choir vesting area as his starter material.
http://www.stpaulcathedral.org/pages/special_fire.htm
No one injured, TBTG, damage estimated at $100,000. Made III Advent a bit more dramatic than usual, let me tell you....

Father Anonymous Bosch said...

Oops. Sorry about relocating the self-immolation. And as for the burning =cathedral ... wow. First I'd heard of it, so thanks for the tip.