More On The Madness Of Muslims: People Beating Themselves Up Over Nothing

ashurapictureApparently it’s that time of the year again – where loopy religious folks decide to hurt themselves simply because they exist:

Afghan Shia Muslims flog themselves for Ashura festival

Hundreds of Shia Muslims in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, flog themselves to mark the festival of Ashura on Wednesday. The festival marks the martyrdom of Hussain, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, in the battle of Karbala in Iraq in the year 680. Shia Muslims mourn for a month as part of the festival.

And as if it’s not bad enough that a large percentile of the population flog themselves, there is of course the obligatory loss of life:

Bomb kills four Yemenis marking Shi’ite Muslim Ashura festival

SANAA (Reuters) – At least three Shi’ite Muslims were killed on Saturday in a bomb attack targeting the first public commemoration of the anniversary of the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad in the Yemeni capital in half a century.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but al Qaeda and its affiliates, comprising Sunni Muslim militants, have targeted Shi’ites in the past.

I wish I could say that such events are surprising, but sadly they are not. It is hard to respect the opinions and beliefs of any person’s religion, when the inevitable result is bloodshed, horror, and oppression. When children have bombs strapped to them and women are slaughtered or horribly mutilated by men based on the merest misinterpretation of a look or conversation.

At the risk of tedious repetition: religion is the shadow in which the psychopaths cloak their nefarious deeds, where they conspire to force their fellow humans to wear the shackles they deem are necessary, where they sharpen their knives with bloodlust all the while insisting that their imaginary friend is whispering in their collective ears.

No more shadows. These people, these lunatics, should be shown for what they are and roundly shouted down, not mollycoddled for their sociopathic belief system.

And all I can really hope for, is that our species survives this century. That billions of words written on millions of blogs, along with petitions, protests, and the spread of education, will some day finally, in this long tedious war of attrition, raise the headstone of religious belief, as the primitive anachronistic religions are finally laid to rest on the shelves of history, to be only looked at and chuckled over, not taken seriously.

Till the next post, then.

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5 Responses to More On The Madness Of Muslims: People Beating Themselves Up Over Nothing

  1. The problem is this though; we simply cannot push our Western views upon another culture. No matter how wrong their behaviour may appear to us, we have no right to judge them. What’s next? Religious bigotry? That’s how wars start, oh wait a minute.

  2. KA says:

    Doc, we’re not talking about ‘views’ here: Islam is a rape culture. It, like other religions, uses anachronistic rule sets to rule over their lower class.
    This is the usual sad excuse the accomodationists use. The genocide in Darfur is a result of their culture: should we judge? Interfere? I for 1 am thoroughly sick of people turning a blind eye to savagery. Those who say ‘who are we to judge’ are just milquetoasts justifying their unwillingness to intercede on the behalf of the innocent women & children who are ruined by the surrounding ‘culture’.

  3. Robster says:

    Jees, how much fun it must be to muslim. “Shia Muslims mourn for a month as part of the festival”. Yippee! a month of mourning as part of their “festival”, can’t wait. Do they spend joyous hours sobbing at each other? Do they have a class on frowning properly or “how to look sad” and gain sympathy? And what about the music, it would have to be the blues. What a great advert for muslimness. Was the ol’ Mo a bit of a downer? Manic depressive perhaps.

  4. Brooklyn Boy says:

    Robster raises a few interesting points. For example, you have to wonder whether they’re so busy mouring that it detracts from quality time with family, when they usually beat and mutilate their wives.

  5. Agree with this precisely:

    At the risk of tedious repetition: religion is the shadow in which the psychopaths cloak their nefarious deeds, where they conspire to force their fellow humans to wear the shackles they deem are necessary, where they sharpen their knives with bloodlust all the while insisting that their imaginary friend is whispering in their collective ears.

    No more shadows. These people, these lunatics, should be shown for what they are and roundly shouted down, not mollycoddled for their sociopathic belief system.

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