Tuesday, August 21, 2012

BBC News - Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

BBC News - Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

Wonderful law.
It doesn't matter whether you believe in my religion or not. If I think you have been disrespectful of my religion, I get to put you in jail, or kill you, or burn down your house, or any other crazy thing I can think of because you were disrespectful.
Even though what ever you may have done caused no actual physical harm to me.
The tyranny of religion. The excesses of religion.
I say: down with all religions, let common sense and science rule.
[What is it that drives these people to such a frenzy? Are they worried that others might see the non-sense of their beliefs? That, if left to their own devices, people might choose to live free lives instead of fearfully following the dictates of the local religious dictator?]
And where are the voices of all those who claim to be 'moderate' muslims. The ones we don't need to be afraid of, because they aren't all crazy like that? Why aren't they crying out, with loud voices "This is wrong, this is not the way for civilized people to behave, others have a right to not believe, and a piece of paper is just a piece of paper, not worth someone's life, not worth burning down someone's home."
Does this make me an anti-religious bigot? Perhaps. But it's not just the excesses of the Muslim religion that I rail against. It's any religion that teaches it's adherents that they are better than everyone else; that their rules are better than anyone else's; and that everyone else deserves what ever happens to them, because they don't believe. Who believes that their 'god' requires that they smite the unbeliever. And that perhaps a little torture in the smiting is a really good thing, because it helps keep the fear of god running strong amongst the believers. (You'd better believe, my child, else you too will be put to the flame! Sorry, but we're just following the rules of our loving deity.)

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