Wednesday, September 3, 2008

White People Like 'Stuff White People Like'

Just desserts, 'Stuff White People Like,' something that surely only white people like, and at that, like to comment about on their blog, is getting play on NPR today.

White people will often say they are "spiritual" but not religious. This usually means that they will believe in any religion that doesn't involve Jesus. The most popular choices include Buddhism, Hinduism, Kabbalah, and, to a lesser extent, Scientology. A few even dip into Islam, but that's much rarer, since you have to make real sacrifices and actually go to a mosque.

For the most part, white people prefer religions that produce artifacts and furniture that fit into their home or wardrobe. They are also particularly drawn to religions that do not require a lot of commitment or donations.

When a white person tells you "I'm a Buddhist/Hindu/Kabbalahist," the best thing to do is ask how they arrived at their religious decision. The story will likely involve a trip to Thailand or a college class on religion.

Good for them. ::Nani seethes internally with jealous rage:: No, seriously, good for them.

Son of a biatch, if only I had a Filipino friend. Jamel Illagen (spelled as I phonetically remember it from 3rd grade), where are you when I need you?

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