Thursday, 9 February 2006

Religion. whatever.

It's interesting to see what's going on with the spats of those in favour of the cartoons and those who have been offended.

Freedom of speech. Yes, I'm for it. Isn't the incredible growth of blogs a testament to this? Ya'll know damn right it is.

On the other hand, I find it quite heartening that religious belief can be so strong that people are prepared to go to great great lengths to defend their belief. I don't get the idea that insulting an invisible 'God' and a religion can be more hurtful than insulting your own mother. I don't get it, I don't want it and I still believe that religion is the cause of a great majority of wars. But I love the idea that people have a belief and that those people aren't lead by having to have the latest 3G phone or wearing this season's D&G pants.

I'd like to know why some people can't see beyond the teachings of their bibles and apply the good bits of it to modern day living.

1 comment:

Plum said...

The teachings of a mentality that does not tolerate free speech is the reason why these people cannot see beyond what their holy book tells them. They are thought to lock their minds and look no futher. It was Christianity 400 years ago, it is Islam now. All ideologies take their tolls at some stage.

I don't get it either but at least I gave up trying long time ago.