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22 March 2006 @ 12:08 pm
 
An Afghan man facing the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity may be mentally unfit to stand trial.

OK, this whole case is stupid enough, and feeds my whole argument about how organized religion just screws up people's minds...but I can't help but giggle at the implication in this title. My apologies to my Christian friends, but you gotta admit, if it was any other religion, you'd giggle, too.
 
 
entitymelentitymel on March 22nd, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
*snickers*
ex_nostradom25 on March 22nd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
LOL
They're all like "pssst... the soldiers are right out there...."

And thanks for pointing out that it's "organized religion" that's at fault here. I have seen a lot of people get lost in the weeds about the specific religions involved. It's organized religion. Mix that with government and we all got problems.

And then people wonder why non-Christians get so nervous about the Religious Right having any more power than they should. *DUR* No matter what the race, religion, politics, economy or nation, you mix any religion with any government and the people will suffer.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: EC Has All The Answers!archmage on March 22nd, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: LOL
Exactly. Your faith is fine, and I've no quarrel with it. it's when people subjugate themselves to it so fuly that they blindly follow someone else's interpretations of it instead of trying to understand it for themselves that the problems occur.

Faith necessarily implies a lack of fact. When a group forms around a lack of fact and allows one among them to lead them, the members stop examining faith and merely hear it. When more of these groups arise, they realize their differences and conflict arises. Because the members have not examined things, they feel threatened by the presence of another, and lash out. with no basis for any of the systems, they cannot be proven right, thus the struggle is eternal, since to back down would then mean that the member was not only wrong, but foolish for having made themselves subservient to something with no background.

Until we can all start to think it out for ourselves, individually, we will never get it right...and we'll always fight.
Pornographic Priestess: political funny 1mia42 on March 23rd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Re: LOL
It's organized religion. Mix that with government and we all got problems.....
Until we can all start to think it out for ourselves, individually, we will never get it right...and we'll always fight.


*nod* Agreed.
Pornographic Priestess: political funny 1mia42 on March 23rd, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Too bad we can't put certain other 'Christians' to death for the way they cloak everything under relgion.