Friday, January 07, 2005

More Examples of how Religion Warps You

Here’s how religion warps you! Especially backwards ass religions who haven’t even made it into the 19th century yet. Of which there are very few.

Excerpt from editorial by:
Diana West
Washington Times

From worlds away — maybe another planet — "explanations" for the tsunami catastrophe begin. On Palestinian Authority TV, according to MEMRI, Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris asked Allah in a Friday sermon to have mercy on "all the Muslims who died" in the tsunami. Which means everyone else is on his own. Next, the sheik railed against the disaster's cause, which was neither earth, skies nor anything divine in between. It seems it all had to do with "the oppression and corruption caused by America and the Jews" — naturally. General corruption in Bangkok worked its way into the homily as well, but mainly as the sordid site of "Zionist and American investments." The question for his flock was: "Do you want the sea to lower its waves in the face of this corruption that it sees with its own eyes? No," he replied, "the zero hour has come." Too bad his keepers haven't.

Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajjid's take, as broadcast on state-controlled Saudi television (also reported by MEMRI), was somewhat more religious. Or rather more anti-religious, make that anti-Christian. "The problem is that the [Christian] holidays are accompanied by forbidden things: by immorality, abomination, adultery, alcohol, drunken dancing, and ... and revelry," he said, displaying a less-than-Dickensian expansiveness of spirit. "At the height of immorality, Allah took vengeance on these criminals ... Allah struck them with an earthquake. He finished off the Richter Scale," he added. "All nine levels gone." No mention of the tens of thousands of non-Christians "gone" alongside said "criminals" — and, of course, no mention of the vast amounts of "criminal" (and even, yegods, Jewish) aid pouring into the region, most expeditiously via the United States military, in amounts that dwarf the contributions of the Muslim world.

Then there's the Website Jihad Unspun. In a feat of contorted thinking not even The New York Times editorial page would attempt, it connects the killer from the sea to Thailand's support for U.S. foreign policy — that is, for "the Christian Crusaders" at "the altar of capitalism." No word on why Allah kept other U.S. allies tsunami-free, not to mention Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv.

In response to the Saudi cleric’s statement, assuming this was a sign from “god”: IT WAS YOU HE HIT YOU DUMB BLIND DIP SHIT!!! 100,000 INDONESIAN MUSLIMS DEAD! THAT’S 60% OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEAD. IF ANYONE WAS BEING PUNISHED, IF A MESSAGE WAS SENT TO ANYONE IT WOULD BE YOU! IF AMERICA AND ISRAEL WERE BEING PUNISHED, IT WOULD BE US THAT WERE TREADING WATER RIGHT NOW!

7 comments:

Audrey said...

Damn, that's a little harsh....treading the water? I agree that these comments don't make any sense, but I think it's unfortunate that religious dogmas are being used not only with Muslim Clerics, but with other religious authorities to explain the reasoning behind a natural disaster that has taken so many lives. Many of those who died were children, and in most religions, children are "free of moral error", so this theory couldn't really apply. Humans need explanations for why terrible things happen.....I am sure that this the majority of Muslims don't follow this same line of reasoning as I am also sure that there were some fundamentalists of other relgions that presented these same views but oppositely. (Many Muslims died because our god doesn't like them) It's all bullshit. God loves everybody who loves him, whoever they believe him to be.

Neemund said...

I know exactly why there was that tital wave over there. It was there because there was an earthquake. The real question was why was there an earthquake, that's pretty easy to answer too. There was an earthquake because the plates were shifting like they usually do. Why were the plates shifting? Because they always do, and its a great way for the planet to release some of its internal heat. A normal thing for any planet to do as it prepares itself for an ice age.

If you want to avoid disasters like that, just pick your birthplace more carefully next time.

Toad734 said...

Exactly, why is the rest of the world still living in the stone age?

Two Minutes J said...

You guys are all wrong. The earthquake was planned and staged. Colonel Sanders did it!!!

Toad734 said...

Jason,
Are you sure it wasn't Danny Halliburton?

Two Minutes J said...

Ohh, Good point. I'm gonna run to the library to get the latest edition of the 'conspiracy theories' to see who they say it was. You know what? I bet it was Joey Buttofucco!

Joe Wiess said...

The rest of the world is living in the stone age because big companies exploit them, but don't pay them enough to actually better themselves.

Add to that, religious extremist who think everything is a sin, and you have nothing but slavery.

Did you know that every religion has progressed, save Islam. Everytime they reform, they withdraw. Right now, they are somewhere in the 1200's.

But what can you expect from a religion that kills it's own, and is made out of cowards.

True cowards would rather kill unarmed civilians in a marketplace than face the tank down the road.