Yesterday afternoon I posted some commentary — 95 words, to be exact — along with the latest trailer for Vera Farmiga‘s Higher Ground (Sony Classics, 8.26), which I’ll finally see Monday night. What I said was fairly dismissive about the concept of “God”, believers in Christian theology and/or those who live life in search of divine guidance. An hour or two after the post (which I called “God Is A Drag”) appeared, it un-posted itself and refused to appear.

The reason, I naturally and immediately assumed, was that some sort of cosmic force had decided to intervene. So let’s give it another go, shall we? I’m also going to re-post the nine responses from HE readers.

“People whose lives are, in their minds, basically about finding spiritual fulfillment and deliverance after they’re dead are ridiculous figures,” I wrote. “They’re certainly appalling. The only reason religions are good for society is that they keep the nutters (i.e. those who would otherwise be seeking solace in alcohol or drugs or in the ravings of some antisocial cult leader) in line, and they instill a sense of moral order and temperance among people who lack the intelligence or drive or hunger to seek spiritual satori on their own.”