Friday, March 16, 2012

The Sickness of Religion

A minister in Morocco's Islamist government on Thursday called for a change to a law allowing a rapist to marry his victim after a 16-year-old teenager forced into such a union committed suicide.

Christian fundamentalists in the United States would advocate similar laws if it were within their power. As it stands, they're trying to get there incrementally. The only thing that prevents them is the remnants of secular American culture.. which is seemingly loosing ground to the fundis.

I find it terribly amusing when the Loon Brigade criticizes muslims for insane practices, such as the described, yet really the only difference between christians and muslims is in what they're currently allowed to force on others.

Followers of christianity do not seem to grasp that their own religious institutions would be just as insane were they given the power to do so.

There is a difference between belief and religious institutions. Belief is just investing ones self in stories that were made up by other men thousands of years ago. That, in itself, seems harmless except that it encourages other people to believe in magic, which can have negative repercutions.. but more importantly.. leads to organized religion, which of course is the greatest evil this world has ever known.

Imagine making a living by pedaling stories about the Magical Sky Wizard. Seriously.. people actually get paid for that.. and some get paid a fuck-ton of money to do it. I wonder if any of them actually believe the bullshit they're selling? I doubt it.. after all, would you con people out of money if you thought you might actually end up in the fiery pits of hell for doing it?

Nah.. my bet is that most every religious "leader" is a closet atheist.

I prefer to worship the all-mightier-than-the-other-gods, Gorak. I am his high priest. I am the only one who has truly figured out the truth behind the Grand Cosmic Questions. I would be happy to share those answers with those seeking the truth.. for the token fee of.. hmmm.. 10% of all your income.. after taxes. Gorak so decrees it!

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