Sunday, September 02, 2007
Polly Toynbee - up there with Papa Ratzi
The Guardianista Polly Toynbee is the new president of the British Humanist Association (BHA) "which does not accept supernatural views of reality." I have every confidence Polly will match religious zealotry with her practised irreligious zealotry, judging by a radio interview this morning. She resents, for example, the power of the religious in the Lords to shape legislation on euthanasia: she would have such matters entirely decided by supporters of the BHA who - funnily enough - favour euthanasia. The priests of the BHA are called officiants; its commandments are called bylaws. It repudiates "authoritarian principles" except those - in effect - that would deprive a religious person of any power or influence. The Pope, Papa Ratzi, would feel at home in such as organisation, but for the details.
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Given the BHA's likeness to a religious organisation - officiants, bylaws etc - it's only right that they have a Christ-like secular icon. David Beckham is an obvious nomination.