29th August 07

Without any hesitation, from a plethora of contenders, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and George W Bush were the lucky recipients chosen by the full Committee of the Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc for the annual prestigious G.O.D. Award. (Grossly Outlandish Deficiency)

Both are self god ordained saber rattling antagonistic leaders; one has nuclear weapons at his whimsical disposal and the other is hell bent on trying to obtain them. George takes direction unswervingly from his personal savior and Mahmoud often states that Israel should be wiped from the face of the earth.

Language from each side depicts the more ‘colorful’ side of religion and is exemplified by terms such as the ‘Great Satan’ and the ‘Axis of evil’. These men make the planet immeasurably more unsafe and unstable than any presently in power. Their individualistically opposite theocratic notions of reality are a danger to all life on earth.

The volatile parts of the Middle East and further a field have tensions fuelled to levels well beyond a rational dialogue when the messages passed between Bush and Ahmadinejad are underlined by or overtly promote hatred.

President of the AFA, David Nicholls stated; “The tenseness of the standoff between Iran and the USA is now a matter of one having super-weapon power over the other. What will be the result when this becomes more equal?”

Once again, as is usual with this award, in it having no substance and being ethereal by nature, in line with religious convention, this should pose no problem to the beneficiaries.