Man has always had the need to believe in something greater than himself.
For some reason we, as human beings, are not secure enough in ourselves to not believe in a higher power. We saw the cosmos when we looked up at the night sky and couldn’t understand how it came to be. So we, being the creative, primitive little devils that we were, decided that there had to be someone, or something, that created it all.
We’re having a repeat of that right now. A regression to the primitive, if you will. Science is being degraded and flung out a window and is being replaced by radical religious fundamentalism. Not just Muslims, but Christians, Jews, Baptists and others have become radical jihadists.
You heard me. I called radical Christians jihadists just like the radical Muslim jihadists. There is NO real difference.
They both want to kill anyone of a different belief, they both deny science, they both want females to be uneducated and kept barefoot, pregnant and with no rights of any kind, they think education is rubbish……..The comparative list goes on.
When did the Christian or Muslim religion okay murder as a means of conversion or as a way to control people? When did they begin to condone murder and torture? When did they decide that the innocent were fair game for their evil?
Actually, it’s been that way for centuries. The Inquisition, the Crusades, the taking of Jerusalem by Saladin……..The list goes on and on. No religion is innocent. And all done in the name of God, Jesus and Allah.
Christian Pat Robertson….condoning beating children so they’ll believe in Jesus.
Muslims killing cartoonists for poking fun at Allah and saying it’s for the Islamic State.
The Islamic State murdering people because they don’t believe the same way.
Jews killing Palestinians to take land.
Boko Haram killing, raping, beating and mutilating thousands of people in their latest attack.
Christian preachers advocating murdering gays, blacks and non-Christians.
Imams calling for the deaths of all non-believers.
And all in the name of their God. The same God who, in every religion, said you shall NOT KILL.
It is MAN that has done this. Man who has perverted religion into the atrocity it’s become. Man who has taken his bigotry and hatred and poured it into his religion. Man who has taken decency, love, and peace, and changed it into something unholy, violent, and disgusting. And he’s been doing it for millennia.
The one lone voice of religious reason, Pope Francis, is ridiculed for not being “Godly” enough. He’s the only one speaking common sense, love of God, peace and a cessation to the hate, violence, and intolerance.
What the hell has religion come to?