Due to constant misunderstanding with my name I feel the need to change my intro. I am hateful, hateful of religion. I hate what religion does to people and that people use it as an excuse to not think. I have spent many years of my life as an Atheist and have learned to handle my emotions, but no other word quite describes how I feel towards religion short of hate. I am outspoken, open minded, and will share my opinion. If you're looking for someone who will always agree with you, that won't be me.
(Ricky Gervais is my icon photo, I seem to be asked a lot.)
If you ever needed more proof that the Christian religious extremist idiots in the USA are just as bad as the Muslim extremist idiots in other parts of the world here is your proof. Two complete assholes echoing each other, maybe Mike Huckabee belongs in a country where they take their religion more seriously, like Iran. I’d be happy to contribute on a plane ticket to get him out of this country.
(From the article…)
The struggle to understand a tragedy, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, can make for strange bedfellows. In an odd moment, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seem to have (unintentionally) converged on similar conclusions about the event’s cause: lack of religion.
It’s not clear how direct of a line Huckabee wants to draw between Friday’s shooting and an absence of religion in schools. But he drew wide criticism for possibly suggesting as much on Fox News recently. The full interview transcript can be found here, with the key quote below (emphasis added):
Well, you know it’s an interesting thing. We ask why there’s violence in our schools but we’ve systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability. That we’re not just going to have to be accountable to the police if they catch us but one day we stand before a holy God in judgment. If we don’t believe that, then we don’t fear that.
Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a Nato military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence.
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This whole situation is sad, terrifying, and disgusting to me all at the same time. Their holy book is more precious to them than not only their own life but the lives of others, regardless of who they are. This is the perfect example of the disgusting level of idiocy and barbarism that can still happen in the name of religion in this day and age. Simply because of some burned pages of a disgusting old book many people are dead, people are protesting, they are calling for more death and violence. Over a BOOK!
We should be out of Afghanistan. It was a failed attempt. The people of Afghanistan have shown their priorities to be getting high, abusing children, and rioting over the burning of some paper. They are not doing anything to better the quality of life for people of their country, they have made their choice. We have made a strong effort but it is obvious they will put forth every effort to live in squalor and ignorance.
Fifty-six-year-old monk Kazuaki Kinoshita and the girl’s 50-year-old father Atsushi Maishigi were accused of what police described as “waterfall service”: strapping the victim Tomomi Maishigi to a chair and dousing her face with water.
News reports said the two men poured water over her as an “exorcism” with the father holding the girl down while the monk chanted sutras.
Miss Maishigi’s mother called an ambulance after her daughter fell unconscious, but it was too late. She was confirmed dead early the next morning.
Anyone want to be next on my list of ridiculous people that say religion doesn’t harm anyone? Sure hope not.
How dispiriting to see, once again, the footage of theocratic rage in Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif. The same old dreary formula: self-righteous frenzy married to a neurotic need to take offense; the easy resort to indiscriminate violence and cruelty; the promulgation of makeshift fatwas by mullahs on the make; those writhing mustaches framing crude slogans of piety and hatred, and yelling for death as if on first-name terms with the Almighty. The spilling of blood and the spoliation of property—all for nothing, and ostensibly “provoked” by the corny, brainless antics of a devout American nonentity, notice of whose mere existence is beneath the dignity of any thinking person.
— Amazing article from Christopher Hitchens found here http://www.slate.com/id/2290306/ on the topic of the protests in Afghanistan that I commented on the other day.
Submission Part 1 by Theo Van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali
This 10 minute short film was created by Theo Van Gogh based on a script written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It originally aired on Dutch TV August 29, 2004 and sparked a great deal of controversy. It depicts the stories of four Muslim women dealing with abuse in Islam as they tell their stories to Allah. As a result of the film Theo received a great deal of death threats.
Submission part 2 never happened. Early on November 2nd, 2004 well riding his bike to work Theo was brutally attacked. He was shot and stabbed in the chest repeatedly. Despite his life threatening injuries Theo attempted to flee and stumbled across the street before being shot again, stabbed, and his throat slit with a large butcher knife as onlookers screamed in horror. The attacker ended it by plunging his knife into Theo’s chest with a letter attached.
The attacker attempted to flee and a motorcycle police officer and civilian witness were severely wounded in the shoot out that ensued. The attacker was eventually shot in the leg, arrested, and taken to a local hospital to be treated for his wound. He was identified as a 26 year old Muslim who’s motivation to kill was sparked because of this movie.
Theo Van Gogh died for his art. Theo Van Gogh died for free speech, free expression, and criticizing of religion. If you have never seen this video before, please, take 10 minutes and watch it. It is a very powerful film.
Have to love it when Muslim apologists like http://stfuislamophobes.tumblr.com/ take something I post and completely invent a whole story for it that wasn’t even in my post at all. Great how people love to jump on people for being “Islamophobic” the moment that a Muslim country is even mentioned. I used to have a bit of respect for that page but it seems like every time they come anywhere near one of my posts they invent their own image, it’s as if they didn’t even look at the picture at all. Muslims seriously need to take a little bit of criticism without jumping to the “phobia” card the moment they are mentioned. Makes me wish I had more opportunity to criticize Muslims more consider how insecure they are about their own flimsy excuse for a religion.