"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"

Greta Christina

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Islam = "peace"

Well following my last post (not because of it you understand) I was hoping for a groundswell of Muslim opinion condemning the murders of U.N officials in response to the (idiot) Pastor Terry Jones' burning of one of several million two-a-penny copies of the Qur'an. Waiting... still waiting... still waiting. O.K! It's not going to happen is it?
This is my call out to "moderate" Muslims (I know you're not reading, but indulge me) Give me one good ethical explanation why murdering innocent people in Afghanistan should be justifiable for one book burnt by an arsehole in America. Just one... surely it can't be that difficult? Waiting... still waiting... no?! I didn't think so to be honest. Get out of the dark ages people and be fucking quick about it. Your religion is not sacred to those of us who don't share it and you need to get used to that fact. A book does not equal a life, if you cannot appreciate that basic moral fact, you are as despicable an individual as I can contemplate

4 comments:

  1. Actually, Pastor Jones never went through with the burning of the books. At the last minute, he chickened out because of all the bad press and government pressure (surprise, surprise). So, it just makes those murders even more heinous...

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  2. Are you sure? I know the 9/11 protest didn't happen but I have this
    "Mr. Jones subsequently promised not to burn a Koran, but he nonetheless presided over a mock trial and then the burning of the Koran at his small church in Gainesville, Fla., on March 20, with only 30 worshipers attending.
    " from here

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  3. He backed out of burning the book last time but did it (and put it on youtube) this time.

    Its no coincidence that this happened in Afghanistan where Taliban types have been killing NGO workers prior Terry Jone's provision of motivation. It is a given that these are very violent and ignorant people. If they weren't killing UN workers they'd be blowing up schools or throwing acid in girl'd faces.

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