Patrick Appel writes in Andrew Sullivan’s blog over at The Atlantic:
PZ Myers gets his hands on a communion wafer and desecrates it:
OK, time for the anticlimax. I know some of you have proposed intricate plans for how to do horrible things to these crackers, but I repeat…it’s just a cracker. I wasn’t going to make any major investment of time, money, or effort in treating these dabs of unpleasantness as they deserve, because all they deserve is casual disposal. However, inspired by an old woodcut of Jews stabbing the host, I thought of a simple, quick thing to do: I pierced it with a rusty nail (I hope Jesus’s tetanus shots are up to date). And then I simply threw it in the trash, followed by the classic, decorative items of trash cans everywhere, old coffeegrounds and a banana peel. My apologies to those who hoped for more, but the worst I can do is show my unconcerned contempt.
Andrew called Myers a bigot for threatening to desecrate the eucharist, which sparked a discussion a few weeks ago. I guess Myers didn’t get enough hate mail the first time around.
Actually, the “Nothing Must Be Held Sacred” line comes from Myers next paragraph in which he wrote:
By the way, I didn’t want to single out just the cracker, so I nailed it to a few ripped-out pages from the Qur’an and The God Delusion. They are just paper. Nothing must be held sacred.
The Qur’an? Myers tries to remind us on every page of his blog that he is a liberal. Liberal, my ass. He is an equal opportunity bigot.