4/26/09

Rant

OH NOES, this blog might be offensive to Muslims. Yeah, probly. So what? To those who say it should be a crime to insult religions, I say, get a clue: it's impossible not to. If there is more than one religion, then by definition they insult each other, whether you let it offend you or not. Does god have a son? Say yes, you blaspheme islam; say no, you blaspheme christianity; say there's no god in the first place, you blaspheme both. That's just the nature of reality, and people who complain about it are infantile, cowardly, hypocrites.


Infantile because they allow themselves to be offended. Mature adults control their feelings. Immature children are not yet capable, so they throw tantrums, allow events around them to manipulate their feelings, and react with rage to things an adult simply shrugs off.


Cowardly because they are capable of growing up, they just won't do the necessary work. Maturity requires thought, introspection, self-awareness and change. All this is hard work, and can be frightening, and it's easier to give in to your fear and do nothing; don't grow up, mature, or learn to control yourself.


Islam wins the prize for hypocritical, with their pathetic attempt to ban defamation of religion. Mohammedan clerics constantly denigrate other religions; so does the koran. To pass this resolution is tantamount to banning Islam; the only way around that is to apply it unilaterally, which is their obvious intention—we must respect them, while they disrespect us. Fuck that.



I'm pagan, I hold the Earth sacred, all its denizens, and everything on it. I believe waste is wrong, that we should treat every part of our world, non-living or living, with respect.


This insults my religion.




I hold every one of my fellow creatures to be sacred. Our bodies, in every part and processes, are the handiwork of the gods, that should be admired and revered, not hidden in shame.


This insults my religion.



I hold nature to be sacred, and reject the astounding arrogance of thinking our puny works could ever approach the awesome wonder of our natural world. I revere the miracles that surround us, the grandeur of a forest that makes the most magnificent man-made structure insignificant.

This insults my religion



Whatever 'gods' or creator forces you feel are responsible for the world, there are lessons for us in the wind, rain, trees, in our DNA. A god that contacts us by writing some human language shows less wisdom than scientists who seek to contact other species by sending universal symbols. Especially today when we can read the message written in our genetic code,



This insults my religion.



If any Muslims feel offended by this blog--I'll stop making fun of your religion when you start respecting mine.

2 comments:

Andy Holroyd said...

Very well said!

Lorena said...

Wow! Pretty bold statement. I like this very much, Maturity requires thought, introspection, self-awareness and change. All this is hard work, and can be frightening, and it's easier to give in to your fear and do nothing; don't grow up, mature, or learn to control yourself.