Stephen "Birdshit" Green apparently thinks that a festival devoted to a zombie bloodfest theme is somehow an affront to British society and decent, civilised values. This from a man whose religion features a man who rose from the dead, and includes such wholesome rituals as (more or less symbolic, depending on creed) cannibalism and the drinking of blood! A religion which glorifies an allegedly actual human sacrifice as its central foundational moment, no less! The irony would be almost as delicious as a scoop-full of braaaains, if it hadn't been pointed out so many times that it's almost become boring.
The only difference, Steve, between "Rise of the Zombies" and your religion is that they know that their activities are nothing more than a bit of fun based on a complete fiction. Oh, and they're not trying to turn anyone into second-class citizens based on bronze/iron-age books of Holy Zombie Lore.
Closest thing I can think of to a real-life (or real undeath) zombie? A person so brainwashed by their religion that they refuse to accept reality; who will believe any old bullshit, no matter how obviously stupid, if it's been given the official 'religion' label. Ring any bells, Steve?
On a related subject, and as a bit of a catch-up for the many days'-worth of Halloween Hullabaloo I've missed, I'll tack a video on the end, of Batmobile's Zombie Riot. Reading and listening through Cannonball Jones's entries so far, I must say he's managing an impressively eclectic list. My favourites so far, I think, are Nick Cave and Monkey Boy, but check out all of his posts if you have the time. There's summat there to suit most tastes, I'd say.
Anyways, this one's for Stephen Green…
Hat tip: The Freethinker.
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