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Dogma Monologue

Dogma by Kevin Smith
Character: Loki
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Comedy
Length: 2 minutes

 

Loki: No, 'Through the Looking Glass.' That poem, The Walrus & the Carpenter, that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus -- with his girth and his good nature -- he obviously represents either Buddha, -- or with his tusks -- the Hindu Elephant God, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now, the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now, in the poem, what do they do? What do they do? They -- they dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures, en masse. Now, I dunno what that says to you, but to me, it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures insures the destruction of one's inner being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions, by inhibiting our decisions, out of - out of fear of some -- some intangible parent figure who -- who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago, and says -- and says: "Do it, do it and I'll f#@king spank you!"