“Perversion” of Religion

Posted: March 2, 2015 in Christianity, Islam, Religion

The latest fashionable leftist (and right-centrist–Obama) lie is that ISIS is “perverting” Islam.

It isn’t.

It’s “perverting” Islam no more than abortion clinic bombers are “perverting” Christianity. The justifications for their murderous actions are right there, spelled out in black and white, in their “holy” books.

(For now, since I’m much more familiar with Christianity than I am with Islam, let’s talk about Christianity and the Christian “holy” book.)

I know some very kind-hearted Christians: good, decent people who I love. Why are they kind-hearted, good people? They cherry pick the Bible. They ignore the barbarous, inhumane passages and concentrate on the loving, do-unto-others passages.

In contrast, cruel, mean-spirited Christians concentrate on the vicious, mayhem-inducing passages in the Bible.  To cite only the most outstanding, murder-inducing verses (look ’em up, please): (Adultery) Leviticus 18:20, 27; 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22;  and Ezekiel 23:36-37 and 23:45-47;  (Lying) Proverbs 6:16-19, 12:22; (Remarriage) Deuteronomy 24:4; (Sex with an “unclean” woman) Leviticus 18:19, 27;  (Witchcraft) Exodus 22:18, 20:27, Deuteronomy 18:10-12; (Being a rape victim) Deuteronomy 22:23-24 ……. I could go on for at least a couple more paragraphs citing horrible verses on slavery, incest, worshiping other gods, bestiality, homosexuality, rebellious children, usury, working on the sabbath, etc., etc. Significantly, none of these “holy” books proscribe torture or slavery.

The point is that the world’s “holy” books were written by savages. Their authors had some good ideas, but also some really, really bad ones. Today, decent Christians and Muslims concentrate on the humane passages, while current savages concentrate on the murder- and torture-inducing passages.

This is not a point in favor of their “holy” books. Rather, it’s a reminder that we should abandon these books and think for ourselves. We’re better than the authors of the Quran and Bible.

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. David Crofts says:

    I feel you are being a little too cruel to the individuals who documented their thoughts as they asked the most challenging of questions to the mind they considered responsible for the human condition. Far from being savages what they did represents the very dawn of civilization. I agree with you that some extreme cherry pickers exist and if you adopt a particular faith you must believe no part of it to be disqualifying but to lump all pickers with a taste for cherries together is wrong as I believe deep down you know some cherries are rotten and that you are just being a smart-arse because the cheap point is available !!!!

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  2. David Crofts says:

    I do not consider you post to be in any way justifying the term savage !!!! As you say, we disagree, but if you want to continue this exchange, tell me why religion is not the quality of man that first separated us from the true savage !!!!

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  3. David Crofts says:

    Reblogged this on David Crofts' Blog and commented:
    I do not consider your post to be in any way justifying the term savage !!!! As you say, we disagree, but if you want to continue this exchange, tell me why religion is not the quality of man that first separated us from the true savage !!!!

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  4. Yes. Honesty is always a good thing–it’s what I try to live by.(Key word”try” 😉

    Again, thank you.

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