Owing to the identification of religion with virtue, together with the fact that the most religious men are not the most intelligent, a religious education gives courage to the stupid to resist the authority of educated men, as has happened, for example, where the teaching of evolution has been made illegal. So far as i can remember, there is not one word in the gospels in praise of intelligence; and in this respect ministers of religion follow gospel authority more closely than in some others.
Feminist, he said, clearly amused. next you’ll be telling us you hate men. she gave him a blank look. i only hate stupid men who don’t actually understand what ‘feminist’ means. he laughed. you run into a lot of men like that? all the time. really? even as we speak, nick. oh no she didn’t, said peter. i groaned.
Why?' is always the most difficult question to answer. You know where you are when someone asks you 'what's the time?' or 'when was the battle of 1066?' or 'how do these seatbelts work that go tight when you slam the brakes on, daddy?' the answers are easy and are, respectively, 'seven-thirty in the evening,' 'ten-fifteen in the morning,' and 'don't ask stupid questions.
It has become a kind of religion that you can't criticise because then you become a traitor to the great cause, which i am not. It is time we began to ask who are these women who continually rubbish men. The most stupid, ill-educated and nasty woman can rubbish the nicest, kindest and most intelligent man and no one protests ... Men seem to be so cowed that they can't fight back, and it is time they did.