A continuation of the previous posting.
Now, I do n ot believe that the Rockys and the Nurainas of the blog scene will start carving Stephen Francis with a machete, in the name of God. No, I am not worried about them.
Neither am I worried that upon reading the Koran, non-Muslims might faint, wake up, and start speaking Arabic.
I am concerned with the anonymous motherfuckers. And the hate they will brew in other anonymous motherfuckers.
Anonymous Motherfucker: I have so much anger, I feel like I've been RAPED. In the face!
Steve Coogan, yo!
Now, I have been online since 1996. 1994, if you consider trading porn pics in diskettes as 'being online'. That's 13 years.
I know how the net works, when it comes to arguments and debate. It's very simple. Go on the offensive. Never be defensive. Make fun of people's mothers. Smart arguments don't really work, because the Internet is a place to be stupid.
Then you will always 'win'. If that's what you want. If it's even attainable.
As a journalist, I would like the reading and discussion to go on. Because newspapers can have a field day headlining shit like "RACISM AND BIGOTRY ON CYBERSPACE", "PAK LAH CALLING FOR ALL QUARTERS TO CALM DOWN", "YOUTH KILLED IN SUBANG JAYA CYBER CAFE FOR POSTING INSULTS AGAINST THE KORAN", "5,000 DEAD IN THE FIRST DAY OF RIOTS", "AMERICAN GODS LAND IN MALAYSIA", "ALL HAIL BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - THE BLACK NINJA".
I have talked often with people about religion to understand that it's not something you talk about. Publicly. And like it or not, we do live in an unfair, unreasonable world.
The best bet is to simply watch Religulous. Or read my gospel on Testiculous.