“I’m interested only in dealing with reality and facts,” declared Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal this week when he called upon President Obama and the world’s Muslim leaders to publicly condemn the “acts of barbarism,” perpetrated by Islamic radicals. “Let’s be honest here, Islam has a problem,” said Jindal. “We are fools to pretend otherwise.”
“It is also time for Muslim leaders everywhere to step up and declare that perpetrators of such violence are the enemy, they are wrong, and they will NOT be rewarded in the afterlife,” he concluded.
Of course Governor Jindal is absolutely correct. He’s clearly stating reality and facts. He’s being honest. Islam has a problem and those who pretend otherwise are fools. The Islamic jihadists are wrong. They will NOT be rewarded in the afterlife.
I love it when right wing religious extremists like Bobby Jindal candidly admit and loudly proclaim that religion is fantasy. Oh, no, not his own religion – not Christianity -- but that other guy’s religion. Christianity is reality. Jesus will put Christians in heaven. That other religion, however, is wrong, imaginary fantasy, and they won’t be rewarded in the afterlife.
But the reality and facts of the matter are that everything the radical Islamic jihadists believe is supported in the Koran, just like everything moderate Muslims believe is supported there. And everything that right wing Christian religious extremists believe can be found in the Holy Bible, just like everything that moderate Christians believe can be found there.
If Governor Jindal were completely honest though he would have to admit that all religions have the very same problem – they are all entirely imaginary. God’s are imaginary. When a person dies there is no ‘afterlife.’ The afterlife exists only for those who are still alive after his life expires.
Only fools pretend otherwise. No one is going to an ‘afterlife’ when they die. They’re dead, that’s why. A million years from now they might be dug up but they’ll still be dead. That is the reality.
The sooner individuals on this planet come to recognize that reality the better off they and the rest of humanity will be. For one thing there will be no more imaginary excuses for barbarism and other bad behaviors – no more “your fantasy is imaginary”; “my fantasy is reality.“