Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saudi faces beheading for irreverent tweets

Ah religion! What kind of world is it where religion is absent any sense of rationality? A Saudi journalist made what most rational thinking people would believe irreverent - if that - remarks about the Prophet Mohammad now faces beheading. At worst he appears to have expressed doubts about his religious commitment. How insane.

One has to wonder about the value of  religion. Catholic priests molest children, and the Catholic Church seeks to impose their religious value upon others. The Israeli Jews and most of the Muslim world seem ready to 'nuke' each other into submitting to their religious beliefs. The Christian conservatives in the US are hardly any different from the more extreme Muslims. They already do they best to isolate the religious competitors, and if given a chance, would deport all Muslims from the US.

At the moment the Muslim acts as a unifying bonding between Jews and Christians - without that the Jews and Christians would be at each other's throats. And more odd is that there is in fact little differences between the religions, yet they spew hate and discord about and among the other religions. Even within the Christians and Muslims hate and discord is found.

One might want to take a look at the charts on this page highlighting the similarities between Jews, Muslims and Christians. More similarities than differences. Look at an even a bigger chart covering most religions.

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." [Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right 1844].