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April 4, 2011 – Obama has spoken out about the attack on a UN base in Afghan City of Mazar-e Sharif, in which 14 people were killed in response to the burning of a Koran, as “Outrageous” before condemning the burning of the book as “an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry.” The protests continued from the attacks on Friday, in Kandahar at least another 10 people were killed, and many more injured.
The trouble began far from the occupied cities in Afghanistan, in deepest, darkest Florida on March 20, when Pastor Wayne Sapp soaked a Koran in kerosene and set it alight for “crimes against humanity.” The “trial” was overseen by Super-Hick Pastor Terry Jones, the person who did not have the bottle to do it himself on the last anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama) placed the blame squarely on the head of Pastor Sapp, the man who burnt the book. “Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from offending culture, religion, tradition.”
Freedom of speech and expression is a tricky thing to cite in a religious debate, which this is, albeit a very, very violent one. For example, it is this writer’s belief that all religions are detrimental to the furtherment on the human race. I give it a little bit of respect because long before we had a better idea, religion covered all the bases. Why do we die? Because God decided, it was our time. Why does the sun disappear? Because God needs to share it with the rest of the world. Why does it rain? Because God is crying, etc. You get the point, before we had actual answers religion was the best idea we could come up with.
Then science came along and presented itself as God, real answers appeared and all of a sudden “God did it” just seemed a little dumb. Now, in the year 2011 (the future) there are still people who follow religion and, sadly, there are still people who think there is any difference between the big ones. Which leads to people being killed because of inbred halfwits like Pastor Terry Jones and his brother/cousin/dad and friend all rolled into one, Pastor Wayne Sapp.
People like them, and their Muslim, Jewish or Jedi counter-parts are lying to you. No one knows the answers, which is the whole point. Life is a journey of discovery, personal, and spiritual, sexual. You get the point. Life should not be wasted by keeping one eye on the finish line and the other on the imaginary savior in the sky who is watching you in your most private moments. If you were going to believe the rantings of someone, why would you put your trust in someone who looks like Pastor Terry Jones? Are we that short of heroes?
The actions of these Floridian Red Necks have resulted in the brutal slaying of many people. However, they did it in the name of the White God. What Jones and Sapp fail to realize is that they are in absolutely no way different to people like Abu Hamza, the hook handed cleric who preaches his own brand of hate against the infidels in the UK. There is absolutely no difference, save for the fact that Hamza’s parents probably were not related.
The freedom of speech argument spouted by the UN is a little grey in color. Offence cannot be caused; it can only be taken because it is subjective. I can say pretty much what I want, and regularly push my luck in that regard, however, I know myself that caution must be exercised sometimes. For example, it is my belief that the Pope should be arrested and the Vatican should be turned into a homeless shelter. That would go some way towards atoning for the disgusting attitude of that man, and his organization towards the crimes committed by priests all over the world.
That is my opinion, and some might take offence, but that is their problem; deep down even the most hardcore catholic must know that what Benedict has done over the years deserves some kind of punishment. If people like him get into heaven, then I will hang with the Devil, and hope for the best.
To kill someone, let alone a bunch of people because they offended your religion is so unbelievably ridiculous I cannot think straight. A person I used to be friends with had sex with my girlfriend once, and although these people actually exist, I did not even consider killing him, or her.
If it was up to me we would have burned all religious texts some time ago and everyone would be force fed the complete works of Hunter S Thompson and Charles Bukowski until everyone realized that calling yourself religious while preaching hate towards others is a contradiction. In contrast, if you read the story of Adam and Eve you suddenly realize that contradiction bothers not the religious.
What these people desire in the afterlife is readily available in this realm.