Monday, March 28, 2011

Religion of Peace

A stated reason behind a stoning death in Pennsylvania provides additional evidence that that no one religion holds a monopoly on stoning sinners to death.

Of course, if the perpetrator had been of another religion - you know - that one that is consistently demonized in American popular culture, you'd likely hear about this as a top news story on every outlet across the country.

And so no one's confused, the other religion I'm talking about being demonized in popular culture isn't Wicca. Though, apparently, it is OK to demonize Wicaans in the workplace.

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2 comments:

DADvocate said...

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AhhMmP.thq1GYZX_kmWQu5CbvZx4?p=14+year+old+muslim+girl+killed&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701

The difference is is that it is an entire society and/or government in some countries killing gays and 14 year old girls. Here it's a lone whacko who is arrested and put in jail. A difficult distinction, I know, but try to figure it out.

When was the last time our government, following religious dogman, hung someone for being gay?

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Right. Because there aren't any majority Christian nations that don't sanction government executions of gays or the brutalization of girls and women.

The point is: there is no "religion of peace," currently or historically. Humans are terrible to one another, and often use religion or tradition or even the outcome of NFL games to justify the unjustifiable.

Saying one religion is "better" than another or that one religion is more "violent" or "peaceful" than another is simple fallacy.