Monday, March 27, 2006

Arrogance

Are all the Muslims in Afghanistan crazy? This insanity about executing Abdul Rahman is simply ridiculous. I know I've been poisoned by western thinking, but killing a man because he converts to a new religion is simply preposterous. Religion and spirituality are innately personal things, as they guide one's own relationship with god, so who is to say what fits right? Sure, I find organized religion pretty useless (and baffling at times) when it comes to my own faith, but that's not to say it doesn't work for other people.

"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," says cleric Abdul Raoulf.

Statements like this just blow my mind. How incredibly arrogant it is to believe that one knows the will of god. And as for god being humiliated... First, that's imbuing Rahman's soul with a lot of worth, isn’t it? I mean, one soul flies the coup and god is "humiliated"? Ridiculous. If god was really sentient (and Muslim), he'd probably say "Well, fuck him. He's going to hell. I mean, really, I'm god! What do I care if some schmuck doesn't get the picture." Second, as for "not allowing" god to be humiliated? God hardly needs your protection. If he was truly pissed about this, I dare say it is well within his powers to smite this guy, no? I mean, he is supposedly omnipotent, omnipresent, and all powerful, so swatting a little gnat like a human being would be no problem. Hell, he routinely wipes out people by the thousands (earthquakes, floods, etc.; after all, if you say god is all powerful, then these have to be his fault, too).

Statements about "not allowing" your god to be humiliated sure make him sound like a sissy. I can just imagine him, "Abdul doesn't want to play with me, so let's kill him."

Please.

This is just a further example of how radical Islam continues to re-enforce the perception that Muslims are crazy. I certainly know that I'd go nuts if I was straight jacketed by so many strict rules and regulations. I feel in my soul that god really just wants people to live their lives as they see fit, as long as that doesn't bring harm to anyone and adds somehow to the overall joy of the world.

I can't imagine a truly loving god would want anyone to kill anybody.

Constant cacophony from:

Jesu - Jesu
(Godflesh slows down and opens up)

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
(sounds soft now, but still a classic)

Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
(throat strip mining lessons)

Enduser - Comparing Paths
(stare down the blackest of sonic barrels)

D.H.S. - Attention Earth People
(Ben Stokes strokes and pokes the notes)

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