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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Religion Dogma

I made a conscious effort before, a cardinal rule so to speak to stay away from religious rhetoric in any form. But lately, everywhere you turn in this country, you are being bombarded with religious rhetoric. I’m almost feeling suffocated by this constant bombardment by this government, who I don’t even believe have an iota of morality in them. But these people know that the masses can be used and abused if they confess a superficial belief in their religion. True belief is not even a requirement.

When this government returns to sanity, there will be no need to show the evil that people have said and done because their God sanctioned it against non-believers, because the threat will be over. I simply can’t accept the morality and love coming from religions that have a history of committing the most atrocious evil acts human kind can imagine. History has a way of repeating itself if precautions are not in place. And now, these religions are being peddled as the model of morality and righteous that everyone should follow without any regards as to how they failed society before. Everyone is beating themselves on their chest and saying we are more moral than you are, if you follow us, God will save you; otherwise, you are an infidel, a sinner, and doomed to hell. Well, I say it is all rubbish.

These phrases are good examples of why religions should be left out of politics and why we should be concerned when religion is mixed in with politics. Believers of Islam say this - Islam is a religion of peace, when in actuality, this is not the truth. What are these people reading, certainly not the Quran, their alleged “holy book”? How is this holy or peaceful? No one wants to talk about the naked truth. People seem to be content with only knowing superficial stuff about their religion. If your religion is as good as you think it is - how can you then explain the following passages, which clearly sanction evil against others? I reiterate - if these types of religious organizations can’t stand up to the test of truth and morality, does morality/truth even exist in the form that these institutions teach?

The following passages were extracted from The Politic blog. I think realreviews thoughts are way more radical than mines about politics, life, religion, etc. etc. Never the less, his blog is interesting...

What does Islam think about unbelievers?

"Slay them wherever you find them...Idolatry is worse than carnage...Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme. " (Surah 2:190-)

"Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)

"Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)

"Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)

What does islam say about women?

"Forbidden to you are...married women, except those you own as slaves." (Surah 4:20-, 24-)

"You shall not force your slave-girls into prostitution in order that you make money, if they wish to preserve their chastity." (Surah 24:33-)

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