What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 7, 2015

Of all the dick moves

Of all the dick moves mankind has come up with, killing someone in the name of God has got to be the worst.

As heinous as things like slavery or rape or, say, killing someone for land, or money or lust are, you're doing it for some tangible benefit for yourself.

I'm pretty sure God--if there is one--is a pretty big boy. 

No one is shoving God into a locker.

He's not crying in a corner with his feelings all hurt.

And if he was, I thought he could just smite someone in the blink of an eye without your assist.

When you kill someone in the name of God or because they've "blasphemed" against God, you're doing it for yourself and no one else and blaming it on your god. You're doing it because your own little fee-fees are hurt or as a means to control others.

Nothing more and nothing less.


Ol' Froth said...

Those covers need to be shared far and wide, just to spite the murderers.

Zeus0209 said...

“The men who committed the atrocities of September 11 were certainly not 'cowards,' as they were repeatedly described in the Western media, nor were they lunatics in any ordinary sense. They were men of faith—perfect faith, as it turns out—and this, it must finally be acknowledged, is a terrible thing to be.”
― Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right; but I can't stop asking myself, has the tactic of mocking religious tenets resulted in more harm than good? Sadly, it seems only to galvanize the beliefs of the greatest extremists and provide an excuse for their atrocities.

Harris has daylighted the root of the problem - there's got to be another solution.