Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Link to an Article that you Shouldn't Bother Reading

This article attempts to promote tolerance and whatnot, but its condescending, I-know-better-than-you-silly-people-who-take-religion-seriously attitude would drive religious people nuts and make them wary of efforts to make them get along.

Basically, they say, "Hmmm. The Koran and the Bible have passages that condone tolerance for outsiders and passages that imply that you gotta kill 'em all. Maybe if we could understand this issue, the religious people could get along."

Of course, their explanation of how these contradicting passages got in there is based on the assumption that the holy books were affected by the circumstances of the people writing them, not the eternal will and wisdom of G-d. The religious people--at least those who are fighting about religion--are never gonna accept any of that, so cut the crap. Just say you're going to expose the pettiness of religiously inspired prejudice.

24 comments:

  1. This is a good article.

    Reading the article’s title is enough to see it was written by a cretin. The first sentence is a confirmation. No time wasted on the rest.

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  2. Oh, good, they have a form to send a letter to the editor.

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  3. and may I assume you're going to use it?

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  4. Yeah, I couldn't get past beyond the first page either.

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  5. oh i see now, the israelites were just in a bad mood that day! it all maks since now. whew!

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  6. then why, prey tell, did u bother posting it?

    thanks for the warning. i didnt even bother to click the link.

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  7. Altie has asked a good question, to which I don't really know the answer.

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  8. :) funny when that happens. let me know when you figure it out.

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  9. I changed the post after I first posted it. When I first posted it, i hadn't fully digested the article and didn't fully understand its silliness.

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  10. and now u do fully understand it?

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  12. how does it remind you of a book you never read?

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  13. Scandalous! Reminds me of this book, The Evolution of God by Robert Wright, which I never read.

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  14. Because I heard the author discussing it.

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  15. theres a poll on my blog. E youre in it. check it out.

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  16. I like how the hamsa is used as a symbol for Islam when serious practitioners of both Judaism and Islam agree that it's a pagan superstition.

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  17. yankel pupnenheimerAugust 31, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    asdfjkl

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  18. this is not a test. this is for real.

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  19. I read the entire piece and the article is trying to please everybody, which never works.

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  20. indeed. Welcome to highway back to krenitz!

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