The always-entertaining Steve H. of Little Tiny Lies rants about Islam and wife-beating.
You know what? There is such a thing as a dumb religion. There just is. If saying that makes me a bigot, so be it. In this case, that’s a badge I can wear with honor.
*sigh* I try to be tolerant, I really do. And then I go and read something like this. Well, I try to read, and then I get sickened.
Moral equivalency my ass. I can’t think of any other contemporary religion whose media and prominant spiritual leaders tell men how to beat their wives. You can’t say it’s the “lunatic fringe”, because it’s not. Nor is it a “misinterpretation” – it’s in the flippin’ Koran. It’s what millions are being taught is the right thing to do.
Yeah, religion can be harmful. Some more than others. I know there are athiests out there who can’t wait to see the day when all religions are gone. Me, I’ll wait till the one that gives us honor-killings, wife-beating, “female circumcision”, and suicide bombings is gone before I start bitching too much about the lesser offenders.