Jihad – JesusPosted: February 1, 2012
Most people seem to find the determination, the “gumption”, the strength, to condemn the right wing terrorist found in Islam. We read in the papers, or see on the internet the killings, slaughter, maiming, etc. done in the name of Allah. Moderate people of that faith, know how wrong such brutal actions are. Uneducated, lead around by the bull ring in the nose Islamist, simply think it is the right approach to their belief. They really believe in such a god. Unbelievable!
In the West, we condemn such behavior as sub-human, evil, and at the very least – stupid!
Yet take a moment, look at all that has been done in the name of Jesus; the Crusades, witch burnings, Inquisition mutilations and killing. However one need not even go that far back into history to see damage done in the name of Jesus. The modern Christian Jihadist kill doctors who perform abortions; on the news we hear of husbands who beat their wives because the Bible says women are to be submissive to men; churches who treat women as second class members; parents who kill their own children because, as they say, “God told me to do it”; or as we can all remember the terrorist who blew up the building in Oklahoma – they too were Christian. Jihad Jesus at his finest hour.
There are many examples in other religions, non Christian or quasi Christian such as the Mormon faith, that will make your stomach turn in disgust . Read the book: Under the Banner of Heaven. The author Jon Krakauer enters the obscure world of Mormon fundamentalism to tell a story of, as he puts it, “faith-based violence”. It becomes easy to see why religion is often more of the problem than the solution for humanity. Violence encouraged in the name of god.
Is it any wonder that many intelligent, loving, kind and caring people chose to dump religion as so much “Crap”? Religion is so often the root of the world’s pain and division, not the healer it claims to be. People are being taken for a ride as the fools they are, and yet they continue to profess in god, a god of such destruction. It is beyond “belief” – to use their own words.
If your religion, belief, theology, has in the least possible way “allowed” these kinds of action, or even worst, called them holy as in ‘Holy War’, you are indeed sick and so too your faith. You make Atheists proud – not to believe!
Is it any wonder that Atheism has much to offer to a world saturated with hate, fear and dread? Hate, fear, and dread lived out by “believers” in their religions. Atheism is The Answer for many of today’s honest thinkers. There are real people of depth today who are – post religion. They have found Truth. Yet again there are so many people who can not make that same leap of “faith” to following such real Truth because of their own insecurity and fear from a god created by man in man’s image, and most sadly of all – they think it is real!. I think not! That is the profession of many Atheist. Who can argue with that?
The questioning of religion in America and the preposterous emphasis put on it by today’s politicians should give all of us “pause” to reflect. Our Founding Fathers had a few words about religion.
Food for Thought!
“Lighthouses are more useful than churches”.
“This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it”.
“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man”.
The following is one of many articles that can be found on the internet, that will make a believer think twice about the terrorist among them! Copy and paste to your web search.
Be Still – – – and Know
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