So said Lance Corporal Jones about the Germans on Dad’s Army. The exact phrase, “They don’t like it up ‘em” returns “About 271,000 results” on Google. Oddly, I couldn’t find a video clip of one of the show’s most famous lines, so this T-shirt design will have to do.
Humanists have the same attitude. I cannot leave comments on the blogs of the first two people whose names are at the foot of that anti-pope letter in the Guardian. I have been banned from Richard Dawkins’ blog and the moderator of the blog of delicate flower, Stephen Fry, doesn’t approve my comments.
Mr Fry is proud to be “hated” by the Daily Mail, but the moderator doesn’t accept my negative comments, which are, of course, not hateful. The first comment is this,
What happened to freedom of speech? I think it is absolutely ridiculous that a newspaper can go about accusing Stephen of “fuelling a campaign of hate” simply because he objects to the Pope visiting as a head of state. Stephen is just as entitled to his opinion as the next person…
Unless the next person disagrees with the fragrant Stephen on his fluffy bloggie-poo.
A major American humanist is PZ Myers. I followed him on Twitter last year and he replied to one of my tweets in quite a shocking way, saying Jesus buggerin’ Christ. His tweet brought so much traffic to this blog that I reposted a previous blog entry about his attempts to get his supporters to skew a poll on CNN’s website, which they did. Myers blocked me from following him on Twitter.
They don’t like it up ‘em, these humanists!