Tuesday, February 28, 2012

watch it

On Twitter, Sam Harris says that this video deserves to go viral. I read the video as a commentary on the nuttiness of religious belief.



  1. I don't think we ought to make fun of people's sincere belief in the watering can. Besides, it's not as though the belief is crazy -- there is evidence that the can exists and provides life-giving water!

    Jeffery Hodges

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  2. I think people like Rick Santorum might say, "You can't equate my belief in God with belief in a watering can!"

    But it's not about the object of the belief, it's about the actions people take in the name of that object. Once you strip the object of its sacred nature, the insanity of some of those actions is laid bare.

  3. One commenter at that site cleverly remarked that the watering can might be an analogue for Bertrand Russell's famous celestial teapot. If that's what the art student was aiming for, then there's a chance he was critiquing both the object of belief and the actions people take in the name of that belief. (Loved that "pouring" gesture.)



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