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Radical Religious Stupidity

October 15, 2013

First let’s just say it: religions that use fear as a tactic to get and keep members are already flawed. Any time you “believe” anything that can’t be proved to the point you would do another person harm in any way shape or form, you are a zealot. A step further as far as I’m concerned—any time you would scream at someone because of a religious belief and tell them they’re going to hell, you’ve got a problem.

The truth is that people who have deep spiritual, or even religious, convictions don’t have a need to rub it in anyone else’s face.  People who truly believe in something don’t need you to believe what they do to validate their belief.

Blindly following something—anything—isn’t something anyone should be proud of. If you aren’t willing to let new information add to your organic database and spit out new answers, then you have made a decision to refuse to learn. When you quit learning, you stop growing. When you have stagnant beliefs you become one of those people who picket soldier’s funerals, gay funerals, and Comic-Con. When you believe what you have been spoon fed by religious leaders, even if it feels wrong because you believe to question them will get you a seat on the bus to hell, then you wade onto a school bus full of girls and shoot the brightest one, the one that won’t cover her face, and then… Well you run away like the coward you are.

And here’s where we get to the real blind following…

This little girl the Taliban thought was such a threat that they targeted her and had a trained assassin go to kill her did NOT die. In fact, by some miracle, even though she was shot in the head, not only did it not kill her, but because an English surgeon happened to be in the hospital this girl walked away with no long-term injuries and became a spokesperson for women’s education everywhere. She used—and others used—her shooting as a platform for real change in the Muslim world. She is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

…I just saw a group of “religious” Muslim women defending their ways and denouncing this young woman.

Really? Because to my way of thinking, they are talking about what Allah wants, but I think Allah, G-d or whatever you want to call the Universal Energy, has made it pretty clear what IT wants. Super religious people say they believe in a supreme being that has ultimate power in the universe, yet a girl is shot in the head by a trained assassin who means to kill her but she lives and goes on to lead a revolt against the old thinking that Muslim women shouldn’t be educated, and these women are still sitting there in their burqas saying that G-d wants them to have nothing for themselves. They think they are serving G-d. They tell this young girl who has been shot by people who believe as they do to come back and take her rightful place in their society.

If reality doesn’t allow you to change what you believe, you aren’t righteous, you are crazy.

Selina

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