You want to issue a fatwa against someone or kill someone who â€œinsultsâ€ your religion, no problem. You want to murder a doctor who performs procedures that are not in line with your religion; go right ahead. You want to conduct acts of terror or start a war using the most advanced military power in history; pleaseâ€¦proceed. You are uncomfortable with other people who are sexually attracted to members of the same sex and you want to harm them in the cruelest possible way, just go ahead and do it! Whenever you feel like committing abhorrent immoral acts donâ€™t worry about anything; just commit those acts; but make sure you have a holy book of some sort as justification.
You see, these holy books, be they bibles, torahs, or qurans, can act as your little personal security blanket so that you do not have to face up to the loathsome, horrendous or heinous acts that you commit. Yes, if you really look hard enough in your little holy books I am sure you will be able to find some sentence that you can pervert by way of personal â€œinterpretationâ€, into some kind of justification for your vile behavior.
Using justification that carries the same weight as David Berkowitzâ€™s (â€œSon of Samâ€ murderer) excuse (some dog named Sam was sending messages to him), for his murder spree, people who commit such acts claim that they are justified because of messages that they see, hear or interpret from their god or holy book. People who follow these little religious messages have managed to create a planet of hatred and violence.
Nothing in history has ever been more perverted by the human beings than organized religion. It has become the excuse for injustice and inhumane behavior. Yes, I know what you are saying; religion has had a positive impact on many people. So has electricity; but that too is dangerous and can take a life as easily as it can power an air conditioner on a hot summer day.
Religious justification has now reached the point where it poses a very real threat to life on Earth. The people in charge of the greatest means of killing on the planet have little books that they feel contain certain messages that are in fact permission to act on their insane impulses. If we permit this to continue it we will all pay the price with our lives.
It is high time that people had enough confidence in their own common sense to practice the religion of â€œdo the right thing!â€ You donâ€™t need a book to tell you how to be a good person and none of us need a book that â€œpermitsâ€ us to be bad people! Think about it!