20th September 2012

“These clerics [in Pakistan], they are so powerful, they are so bold, that now they are threatening everybody.”

Mubarak Ali

6 Responses to “20th September 2012”

  1. R J Says:

    if a cleric threatened me it would be the

    last thing he did in this world.

  2. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Well R J dear,

    I saw about a 4 year old child with a sign that said something to the effect of “off with his head”… for anyone blaspheming the prophet. The mom was taking his photo as he stood next to an infant sibling in the stroller… It was taken in Australia

    It seems they are threatening all of us – even the 4 year olds.

    Better get busy! I hear there are lots of them.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Clerics, creating a sense of urgency about the end times, warning you to comply with their wishes neatly wrapped as gods wishes, tossing out confusing rhetoric and threatening you: Kind sounds like a scam doesn’t it?

    I mean I watched The God That Wasn’t There again on Netflix last night. Talk about your paradigm shift? These simple-minded Christians actually think Jesus is returning in their lifetime. Even though he didn’t make it in grand-pa’s lifetime like he was gonna, even though great gramps never lived to see Jesus return in his lifetime like he was a gonna.
    Now Jesus keeps a not shown-up and nobody ever starts at doubt that he ever will. That’s faith man. Dog gone it that takes faith and until you accept Jesus Crimmony as you friend and neighbor, or was it lord and saviour, sump-in like dat. Well you know what I mean. God bless America and god bless some parts of Canada and Mexico, but tell em stinking Mexicans to stay on their side of the line until we’re ready to pick the harvest for cheap.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Kittie (from yesterday), I told a story a while back of being called to jury duty and charged with possession, consumption, transportation with intent to sell we’re these three black kids. I couldn’t serve as a juror because I believe laws making the act illegal were unjust and that I could never find a person guilty of something that shouldn’t be illegal.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Kittie I watched the Fora.tv book talk by Bill lobdell and found it interesting. I think it represents precisely what is threatening religious conviction today and representative of exactly why and how people are moving away from faith. Mr Lobdell is a credible and credentialed writer and obviously has no ax to grind. I carry an enormous reading list but I’ll try and factor his book into it: Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace by William Lobdell Permalink: http://amzn.com/0061626813

    Sam Harris too is a good call. I have read all of Mr Harris’s books, I’ve watched him speak on TED, the Four Horseman thing at the RDF site, and a variety of YouTube videos. As much as I’d like to believe we don’t have free will I admit he makes a compelling case.

  6. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Sinjin,
    I am going to put Mr. Lobdell’s book on my list as well, I just ran accross his lecture somehow where he was talking about being at the church when the announcement came out about the priest.. I thought of you immediately and all the knowlegdeable posts you have about these priests and the history of pedophilia, but what was more interesting was the people’s reaction…

    I have not read the Moral Landscape by Sam Harris. I like his speaking style, but givne the chance to watch him or Hitch, I would pick the Hitch every time. Good for you on the jury duty. They should not be able to fill a jury pool to try a case like that. I wish the Dawkin’s book was required reading at Jane’s school. I am enjoying it. If you don’t mind, post some of your reading list. I am interested to know what you all read.