I find the destruction of the enormous statue of Buddha at Bamyan by the Taliban to be one of the most stupid, outrageous, offensive things I’ve heard about in a long time. I first heard this story on NPR the other day, and I have literally been seething ever since. Destroying ancient statues for the purposes of adhering to some warped interpretation of religious dogma is just such a monument to zealotry and capriciousness. Hopefully, 2000 years from now people will look at the big gap in the side of that cliff and say to themselves, “My, what idiots the Taliban were.”