Sunday, 15 September 2013

Blasphemy is for believers, I can make a pork collage of the prophets if I want.

Blasphemy is for other people; I cannot commit an impious act as I do not acknowledge the existence of piety. Other people are more than welcome to self apply the rules of an imaginary concept based on fuck all if they so wish; you might not eat pork because you read in a book that God disapproves; that is like me having a fondness for real ale and fireworks because Gandalf liked them.

 There is no difference between me placing a stuffed pig on a stuffed penguin or on the cover of the Quran; there is no religious significance to either item and neither is sacred. I am quite fond of penguins but I have no qualms about their contact with the porcine element, although I am sure it is a fairly rare occurrence

 This program by the BBC, entitled teen exorcists,although reasonably impartial and investigatory, none the less represents a concept of belief and attached actions that it inspires which makes the blurry lines between religious freedom and what is acceptable behavior.

 The fact that it seems acceptable to tell children that demons live in peoples heads; to take these children to Africa, where there has been a great deal of child abuse based on the fact that Christianity is at an earlier stage on that continent than it is in the west. As a result the horrific acts that were carried out in the Middle Ages in the name of this ridiculous, tainted and foul amalgamation of apocryphal untruths are being reenacted in the twenty-first century. There is no excuse for this.

If this penguin were a Quran, I would be in
a world of shit. 
Mormons are not allowed televisions; the thieving liars that make up the leadership of the L.D.S are fully aware that if one gains any knowledge on the actual formation of this warped religion they will shortly become fully aware that it is a massive pile of shit. All religions have always worked along this same premise.

The cruelty that is being carried out in the various differing countries of Africa motivated by religious zeal, which was embarrassing in medieval Europe, is now being encouraged by lunatics from the west who have to travel quite far to find someone who willing to believe this fucking nonsense any longer. The evangelical, fuck witted, self important denial of all logic makes up everything that is negative about all levels of faith.

Apologists may point out that you can be a Christian without the demon, angels and casting out element of the whole thing; in short you cannot. If anyone has the audacity to tell me that a book is true to the point that one should live ones entire life by the ethos contained within its hallowed pages then all of it has to be true. The bit with the demons, the bit where it is alright to have and to hit slaves, the victims of rape that choose not to marry their beloved rapist should be hit in the head with rocks until they are dead and all of the animals in the world fit on a boat.

Pretending these weird and frankly disgusting ideas are not part of attending church undermines the religion and deity that is being worshiped; if you are not willing to live by the full list of these rules then keep your leaflets far from my face, if you are willing to live life in this manner then you are a dangerous psychotic with no place in society.

The assumption that the rules of ones faith apply to everyone else is part of the assumption that everything belongs to you; Christians against marriage seem to be firmly under the misapprehension that Christians invented the concept. This is why it is felt that weddings should follow the values, using the word in the loosest possible terms, of their misguided and fictional doctrine. It is very clear that marriage existed, not just earlier than Jesus was written about one hundred and fifty years after his death, but clearly before Moses manages to narrate his funeral in the first person and declare himself as meek. The Greek gods were married to each other long before Abraham was convinced to stab his only son to death to prove a point and they weren't real either.
Three times bigger than the arc was supposed to be:
It still wouldn't work. 

Teaching children that demons and djinns exist, not to mention that they need to be fought takes away their childhood and possibly the rest of their lives. This is not composed to incite any kind of religious discord or hatred; it is an argument against the damage that religion causes to innocent individuals; and ends with the question: is it acceptable to hate that?

  I leave you with the words of a much wiser man.

One is often told that is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because it makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.
You find as you look around the world that every single bit of humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world.

Bertrand Russell.