Saturday, February 23, 2008

World religions together in peace, love and unity.....against the gayers

Compare and contrast three of the major world religions' representatives' points of view (ignoring the bits about loving your neighbour etc):

Jewish:
Israeli MP blames quakes on gays

Christian
Floods are judgements on society, says bishops

Muslim
Muslim Alliance derails UN gay rights resolution

And another for good measure.
Gay Nigerians facing Sharia death

Well, that's lovely.

In actual fact, what prompted me to note this similarity (hardly 'man-bites-dog', I'll admit, but still galling all the same) was in fact this article that came out during the week:


Row about Ahmadinejad Imam Beliefs


Iran's former nuclear negotiator, a cleric, has said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government is encouraging superstitious practices.

The remarks have intensified the debate over the return of the Shia saviour, the 12th Imam known as the Mehdi.

Since Mr Ahmadinejad came to power he has repeatedly spoken of the need to plan for the Mehdi's imminent return.
(my bold)

Now when a cleric in a hard line religious country berates you because you are "encouraging superstition" something is seriously out of kilter.

The idea of someone disappearing thousands of years ago but who may come back to save the world from injustice at a time of his choosing was just tooooo much for the cleric to take in - I mean, who would believe that?

3 comments:

  1. He'll be complaining about the encouragement of the wrong sort of superstition. Remember the list Father Dougal had headed THEY DON'T EXIST, which included "non-catholic gods"?

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  2. Father Dougal: God Ted, I've heard about those cults. Everyone dressing in black and saying our Lord's going to come back and judge us all.

    Father Ted: No...no Dougal, that's us. That's Catholicism you're talking about there.

    Funny funny funny show:)

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  3. Good stuff. I always wonder about Christianity and homosexuality - I thought that the old laws "died with Christ", thereby making bum-fun OK for Christians. After JC's appearance in the New Testament, I thought only Paul got huffy about man-love. Do Christians even know if man-love is now OK or not? They must get confused...

    *Father Ted is brilliant by the way. Random quotes here: http://www.feck.net/splange/ftquote.html

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