Or, at least maybe a different kind of drama. Thank you Charles Krauhammer for putting it so succinctly. Two snippets from this Op/Ed piece in particular just make me shake my head, the first at the beginning...
...and the second at the end...
Religious fanatics, regardless of what name they give their jealous god, invariably have one thing in common: no sense of humor. Particularly about themselves. It's hard to imagine Torquemada taking a joke well.
Today's Islamists seem to have not even a sense of irony.
The pope gives offense and the Mujaheddin al-Shura Council in Iraq declares that it "will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose the 'jizya' [head] tax; then the only thing acceptable is conversion or the sword." This to protest the accusation that Islam might be spread by the sword.
As I said. No sense of irony.
Now, I mean no offense to anyone, but the man has a point. More blood has been spilled in the name of religion than any other single cause in the history of mankind (the next runner up would appear to be greed, both monetary and power-driven, but that is another story).