I really thought I was going to avoid writing about the whole stupid Mayan calendar/2012 nonsense, at least not until the director of the upcoming end-of-the-world film ‘2012’ opened his mouth to talk about his medical problems with fear-induced testicular diminishment syndrome.
And may I say – give me a freakin’ break!
This has to be the stupidest condescension to the uber-delicate feelings and ‘oh-so-easily provoked sensibilities’ of Muslim clerics I’ve ever seen. It’s OK to obliterate to smithereens the religious landmarks of Christians or Buddhists, but God forbid the Kaaba bites it.
And why was it ok for director Roland Emmerich to trash iconic Christian symbols, such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro? Says Emmerich
Because I’m against organized religion.
(Insert head scratch here, because I thought Islam was a pretty organized religion already.) Mr. Emmerich continues on…
You can actually … let … Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have … a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it’s just something which I kind of didn’t [think] was [an] important element, anyway, in the film, so I kind of left it out.”
Oh, I get it. He’s only against organized religions that won’t put a religiously-mandated hit out on him.
I say let’s have a little equal opportunity world destruction here. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Pagans and atheists. That’s what the confraternity of man is all about – we all die together. Unless you’re John Cusack and can outdrive seismic faults and collapsing buildings in the most amazing road-jamming limo that Detroit, sadly, could never have produced – and that’s why this movie is science-fiction!