-The pope recently made very controversial, yet truthful statements
about islam, saying that the teachings of "prophet" muhammad are "evil and inhuman" and that it is under muhammad's "...command to spread by the sword the faith." Both of these statements are completely reasonable considering how muslims act and portray themselves every time something happens to the koran or how a silly cartoon pokes fun at islam.
-It would seem that Benedict XVI was on a roll, until this
: "I would like today to stress my total and profound respect for all Muslims.
" His attempt to appease this radical group of muslims encourages their behavior and allows them to get away with being nothing more than a mob.
-People out there may think that every religion is different, or that they "all have their good points". They all have bad points, and in this case, specifically, it's the exact same one. The one thing that every religion has in common is that they are all based around the same principle; the principle is that religion is rooted in the rejection of logic and facts and stands for the encouragement of "blind faith". Religion is the acceptance of a system that has no need to validate it's claims and ethical code because its standard of good is "other-worldly"; the only thing* that a religious person ultimately answers to is their higher power. These messengers of faith can range from an obese, pot-bellied man from Nepal
to a maniacal terrorist
. Religion preaches (in the case of islam, it forces
) people to act with certain edict, providing no logical reason; its only justification for the edict and the force used is the koran, bible, or for that matter any other religious text. The koran promotes misled guidance and the blind endorsement of faith, A.K.A. unreason. Religion enables man to not use his rational mind; it provides him with a crutch - such as excuses like: "Things happen for a reason", etc. - to use rather than to face the sometimes harsh alternatives. Anyone with a rational mind cannot logically accept something "just because"; i.e. providing no reason. This is the same reason that people do not believe in unicorns, leprechauns, dwarves, the boogeyman, etc. Just because you cannot prove something doesn't
exist does not, in turn, validate its existence. Ask your local padre or minister if he believes in Santa Claus; you may be startled by his answer!
-From what I have seen lately, people are growing more tolerant of this religion of "peace
-From all of this "tolerance" you can already tell that the history books will not be kind.
*The word "thing" is too precise to describe something that has no identity. You cannot see, hear, smell, touch or taste something that you can't see, hear, smell, touch or taste. At this point, I'm willing to hold a competition for anyone to show me what God either looks, smells, tastes, sounds or feels like. The prize for the winner is 10000000000000000000000 dollars American.