Posts Tagged religions

Their own worst enemy

I am probably going to be castigated over this post, but I am telling it as I see it.

I am normally a fairly tolerant person, in that I respect a person’s religious beliefs; given that I don’t subscribe to any (that is another story).

But I have always been dead set against the kidnappings,  stonings, hangings and frequency of executions in the name of Islam.

Christianity had these too, if you consider the book of Leviticus, but at least even the fundamentalists have thrown those out for what they are, barbaric.

But the adherents of Islam have not.

Why, does Islam want to remain in the stone age?

I admit to knowing but few Muslims, and the ones I have know have been decent people.

The spread of Islam

However, from what one reads in the news, one can’t help but think that Islam is nothing more than an excuse for blood-letting. That is not religion.

Fundamentalist Islam education is limited to the Koran

It appears that the world, in general, is tiring of all this. I read a report just yesterday that in England 59% of the voters would vote for candidates who promised to limit or deny Muslim immigration, against 33% who said the opposite. Now they are pretty weighted figures, and it doesn’t surprise me in the least.

I would imagine that the USA figures in such a poll would be even more weighted given that Muslims were blamed for 9/11, a view I do not share.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah

Now we have this controversy over some damned film that offends Mohammad. And all the stink in the Middle East has broken loose, especially with the deaths of the Americans in Libya. Not only that but some Lebanese religious leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has exacerbated the situation by calling for more violence.

This is not the action of a religious leader, be he Muslim, Christian or some little green man from Mars.

Inciting hostility like this can only serve to spread the violence and in doing so put the rest of the world even further off side than it is already.

I am not expecting to world of Islam to embrace America over this issue, but at least to take reprisals responsibly through the correct channels. I fully suspect that had the Islamic world taken appropriate action, then the western world would have been far more sympathetic as we have laws that prohibit religious wrongs; instead they have raised the hackles of the west.

Islam is only distancing itself further from the rest of the world through its fundamentalist violent nature.

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Primitive Thinking Needs to Go

‘End of virginity’ if women drive, Saudi cleric warns

Saudi Arabia remains one of the only countries in the world to prevent women from driving

A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.

The report was prepared for Saudi Arabia’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council, by a well-known conservative academic.

Though there is no formal ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, if they get behind the wheel, they can be arrested.

Saudi women have mounted several campaigns to try to overturn the ban.

Aside from the practical difficulties it creates, they say it is also illogical as in trying to keep them under family control and away from men, it actually puts them in daily contact with a male driver.

The issue has received huge international attention.

Some Saudi women feel it has attracted too much interest, obscuring other equally important issues.

As part of his careful reform process, King Abdullah has allowed suggestions to surface that the ban might be reviewed.

This has angered the conservative religious elite – a key power base for any Saudi ruler.

Now, one of their number – well-known academic Kamal Subhi – has presented a new report to the country’s legislative assembly, the Shura.

The aim was to get it to drop plans to reconsider the ban.

The report contains graphic warnings that letting women drive would increase prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.

A Saudi woman who has campaigned for women drivers told the BBC that the report was completely mad.

She said the head of the Shura had assured women campaigners that he was still open to hearing the case for lifting the ban.

Source: BBC News

Opinion:

It doesn’t matter whether the religion is Christian, Islam, Jewish it is becoming more and more evident that they are the cause of much of the world’s problems.

It’s all about ‘control!’

In the case of any religion , it is ensuring the patriarchal system isn’t eroded. It is all about the subjugation of women.

 

 

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