A Quick Comment on Religion…
I have to head out of town again for the next few days. I wanted to write about this story but do not really have the time. Instead, I will just post a comment and let you all discuss. One of my problems with religion is this: Girl Shot by Taliban in Critical Condition After Surgery. For those of you not familiar with the story, the girl was specifically targeted and shot because she spoke out regarding her desire for…an education. The desire to go to school may be the cause of her murder (if she dies) or assault (if she lives). This is disgusting and anyone who would argue against that point is certainly not worth my time.
What troubles me is the parallel between the Taliban extremists and the Christian extremists right here in the U.S. To be sure, the Christian Extremists are not killing people. However, their anti-education, science, evolution, and misogynistic attitudes are very similar. So too are the numerous legislative bills that they try to pass. While murder is not yet a concern here in the U.S., the goals/ends of both groups are the same—quash anything that threatens our belief system. This is completely disgusting. It is time to wake up and face reality.
Promoting ignorance and encouraging a lack of education does not advance our species. Arguing against scientific facts does not help our species. Treating women as chattel does not help our species. Shooting kids does not help our species. Religion has outlived its usefulness and serves to hold back society.
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