I’ve always thought that all people everywhere should enjoy the basic human right to accept and believe in their conscious minds any stupid, irrational, silly-assed nonsense they like so long as they don’t go out and attempt to force their deranged fantasies on others.
So if you want to believe, for example, that there is an invisible man in the sky who wants you to crawl around on broken glass for miles on your hands and knees begging for forgiveness and salvation while flogging yourself into a bloody pulp all the way to the temple, knock yourself out; it won’t hurt my feelings.
Just don’t try to make me do it.
What sets my teeth on edge are those human beings in positions of political power who aren’t satisfied with keeping the nonsense to themselves and their fellow travelers. These guys have deluded themselves into believing that they have the right to kill people who refuse to go along with their insanity.
In the Islamic dominated hell hole of Sudan, for instance, a judge in a court of law decided recently that a perfectly innocent pregnant Sudanese mother of a two-year-old baby be flogged with 100 lashes from the whip and then be hanged by her neck until she’s dead.
What did this poor woman do to deserve such horrific punishment? Was it murder; was it high treason? Did she conspire to rape and kill an Imam? No; not at all. She committed the “crime” of marrying a Christian American man and converting from Islam to Christianity, that’s all. You see, that’s against the law in Sudan. They – the folks in power -- can kill people for that.
"We gave you three days to recant, but you insist on not returning to Islam,” the judge told her. “I sentence you to be hanged to death." Her crime is apostasy. “They were given ample time to prove their innocence, but I for one believe in upholding our traditions and customs as Sudanese,” explained the prosecutor.
The flogging part of her sentence arises from the fact that she married a Christian. Under Sudanese Islamic law the marriage is invalid. Since the marriage is invalid, the woman has also committed the “crime” of adultery, and adultery gets you flogged with 100 lashes of the whip in the mad as hell hell-hole of Sudan.
Another young pregnant woman in the Islamic insane asylum of Pakistan was beaten to death with bricks outside a court building by her own relatives. Her “crime” was eloping with a man she loved instead of marrying the dirt bag chosen by her family. A group of 20 religious lunatics led by her own father and brothers tied a noose of rough cloth around her neck while her brothers smashed bricks into her skull. It was a question of “honor” to them. They think they were doing the honorable thing.
An innocent Saudi Arabian man and co-founder of an online group called “Saudi Arabian Liberals,” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam,” i.e. having the nerve to start a discussion about it on an internet blog. The Saudi king doesn’t like that kind of thing and claims the right to whip and kill people for doing it.
The government of Iran has announced the execution by hanging of an innocent man for the “crime” of “enmity against God.” He donated money to a political group that seeks to change the government in Iran. You see, if you criticize the existing government of Iran that means you are against God. If you are against God, you die. They kill you.
The Iranian police have also arrested six young people for posting a video online of them dancing to the hit song: “Happy.” The mad mullahs of Iran see it as promoting the spread of western culture. The law in that hell-hole country bans women from dancing in public or appearing outside without a hijab covering her face.
I’m going to call all this fanatical religious madness exactly as I see it. This is insanity at the highest levels of government. The people in power authorizing this barbarity are insane. I’m calling them out for who and what they are. The rest of the civilized world should be calling them out as well. They are worse than a pack of rabid dogs. They should be put down in the same way civilized people do with rabid dogs. They should be looking over their criminal shoulders for drones.
The United States of America, indeed all of the civilized nations of the world, should withdraw all ambassadors and diplomats from these inhumane hell-hole countries. They and all their government representatives should be summarily booted out of the United Nations and totally isolated unto themselves. No civilized people in their right minds should ever travel to those crazy places, do business with them or recognize their power to any extent.
To all of you insane religious barbarians mentioned above:
I’m calling you out.
I’m calling you out.