The Internet has provided (mostly afflue …

The Internet has provided (mostly affluent) people with many benefits, to be sure, but the perpetuation of Guardianesque punditry which pits style over content is one of its gargantuan downsides. I partly blame those professional academics who have yet to understand this age demands complex issues be made more accessible, particularly via the Net. Anyway, a prime example of Google research posing as expertise is the latest bundle of essentialist daftness from Sunny Hundal on the controversal subject (he knows how to pick ‘em controversal, does our Sunny) of religious violence. An attempt to instigate “healthy debate”, he claims. If  The Guardian offered a comparable platform to critique Einstein’s theory of relativity, I’d believe him. Talking about a specific community is one thing, but if you want to scribble about “religion”, start here.