I seem to have missed a huge fiasco where PZ desecrated the eucharist. Apparently the whole internet is in an uproar about how terrible it is what PZ has done. So I did some searching to see what terrible thing he did to a communion wafer and all I could find out was that he made fun of Catholics who threatened to kill a college kid who stole a communion wafer from a Catholic church and said “It’s just a frakking cracker” and threatened to “do something“. It turns out he stabbed a cracker, a Koran, and a copy of The God Delusion with a rusty nail. Holy crap. All the uproar is about that?
So my question is, do religions and religious objects merit any degree of respect? Why or why not?
P.S. If anyone can score any communion wafers, please mail them to me because I am just finishing up a project that could use a special touch.