I will be honest. I don't like religions.
When religions are used to keep a group of people down just because of how they were born it makes me livid.
Many (not all) Christians used to do it African slaves, they (again many, but not all) still do it to gays and lesbians.
And Many (but not all) Mulslims do it with women.
Granted there is a lot of cultural issues here that are hard to tease out of the religious ones. But if the religious ones were removed then the culture would adapt.
Case in point, Amina.
This 19 year old Tunisian woman posted a topless photo of herself with “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” written on her chest. She has been threatened with death by her family, police and there are religious leaders asking for her stoning death.
W. T. F.??
Seriously if your religion is so fucked up that it can't stand the sight of a woman's bare breasts then get the fuck off of the same planet I am on. Seriously.
There are a lot of blogs talking about this, but here are some good links.
and a facebook group, http://www.facebook.com/femens.tunisie?fref=ts
The main site for protest is here: http://femen.org/
And as an extra special fuck you to any religious group that might be offended here is Amina's picture.
Nicely done! I totally agree. To me, anyone who wants to throw rocks at another human being, until they are dead is missing an important element of their makeup. What the fuck is wrong with people??! These religious idiots get so over-the-top-offended at so many things that are none of their business....it just makes me so angry!ReplyDelete
I love what George Carlin said, "There are millions of people, many of them adults, who believe that there's an invisible man who lives in the sky...and he watches everything you do....". I'm paraphrasing but it was along those lines...people need to sit up and give their heads a shake...this is ridiculous and evil.
Sorry for getting carried away in my comment, but I just can't believe that people like this exist. Great post!
I have nothing about religion, as long as it is practiced either in the privacy of your home or within the sanctuary of your place of worship. I don't even mind it being brought to the streets once in a couple of months, as long as it is in the form of a joyous inclusive celebration.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately, that's not how others see religion. They see it as a way to push their personal world view on others. And that is totally wrong.
And naturally, I agree totally with what you say.