Where are the moderates in religion? (A RANT)
With the beheading of James Foley by ISIS I wonder where the moderate muslims are? Why does there seem to be so much silence from the moderate believers of islam. Is this how you want your religion to be viewed? Are these people representing your belief system? Why don’t you speak out against such vile shit?
But this isn’t just about the believers of islam. Its also about the believers of other religions. There are christians who feel it is ok to kill an abortion doctor. There are jews who have considered genocide and have offered up, in an op/ed in The Times of Israel, for the justification of such. It seems the madness is spread evenly amongst most religions. Yet they all claim their religion is about “love”.
With each belief system, they have their rituals and ways of setting themselves apart from those they despise.
Some wear a crucifix around their necks and believe they are eating the flesh of their savior during communion (catholics). Others wear magic underwear (mormons). Still others wear a star of david, yarmulkes and mutilate their infant male children with the ritual of circumcision (jews). Others profess their hatred of gays, all the while claiming their belief system is based on love (baptists). Scientologists believe in thetans that attach themselves to souls and that they need to have these thetans removed in order to be “clear”. They also salute each other like they’re in some religious military.
ALL believe they are RIGHT and have god’s blessing in all that they do. No matter how fucking repugnant are the acts they may do to others. Its much easier to kill those who don’t believe as you do.
So I ask once again, where are the moderates in religion? Where are those who will stand up and say this is NOT how our religion is, and where is the fucking condemnation of horrific acts of brutality?
I don’t believe in resurrection. I don’t believe in a chosen people. I don’t believe mohammed was taken up into paradise. I don’t believe that jesus came to America and taught the native peoples. I don’t believe that lord xenu tossed a bunch of people into a volcano.
I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THIS BULLSHIT!
Religion has been the curse of mankind, and it will more than likely be our undoing.
mizasparkles said: I want to vent/share an experience I had with Jehovah's Witnesses. The day of my great uncle's funeral my family and I were waiting outside the (Roman Catholic) church. Two Jehovah's Witnesses passed by, and tried to recruit us/hand out those little pamphlets. We told them it was a funeral, and as politely as possible to just shove off and let us mourn. They still wouldn't. They even made the deceased's sister take a pamphlet before they left. It's a FUNERAL for chrissakes, have some respect.
Many religious types believe they don’t need to follow any type of politeness or decorum when “spreading” their bullshit. They no longer knock on my door, because they know what they might be confronted with if they do. I have zero respect for these types. Now, if I’m bothered by their blocking my way or standing by a public place to pass out their crap, I politely and literally tell them to Fuck Off. You should try it some time, you’ll get a good laugh at the surprised look on their faces after doing so.