You know what fascinates me? Every time that I write about religion, especially Islam, I will have muslims attacking me, telling me to shut my mouth and not to talk about stuff that I don’t know of. They will say that it is all political, that all these wars and traditions has nothing to do with Islam, that it’s the leaders of the countries who are doing this, They are not true Muslims, They misinterpret the Qur’ran for their own needs, and of course me favorite one - When they point their fingers and say – The Shia muslims are not real muslims, and the other way around. There is even war between these oh, so peaceful muslims.. So who are the true muslims, I sometimes wonder..?
A while ago I wrote about what the actual word Islam means, and it means submission. Some people got mad at me and corrected me by telling me that it means religion of peace.
Am I the only one thats fed up with hearing that Islam is a religion of peace? If Islam is truly a religion of peace, you’d have thought all this peace would have rubbed off on its followers, no? Instead, Islam seems to actually inspire violence, as the majority of ongoing wars today are in Islamic-run countries. Why so violent? I was about 15 years old when I read the Qu’ran and the Hadith’s the first time, and first thing I thought to myself after have read the books was, wow Mohammad was such a tyrant! I had just read the Bible before and both books are extremely violent, but I remember thinking that Jesus seamed like a peaceful, somehow melancholic hippie, but Mohammed? Hmm.. not so hippie..
I’m not gonna go into details, but if you base your entire lifestyle on his way of thinking then I guess that is going to bring out your darker side too… Of course there is kindness and good stuff in both the Qu’ran and Bible but I also think we all know about the other traits Muhammad had that were considered somewhat, ehm, taboo…. And lets face it, if Mohammed would have lived today he would probably not be considered very holy but more as Charles Manson or George Bush who also killed people because God had spoken to them and told them to do so. Does that say something about religion? Islamic history was violent - Islam in the world today is violent. There are religions out there you might be able to call peaceful, but Islam is certainly is not one of them. Nor are any of the monotheistic religions that runs the world today.
I think religion is man made, and I think that we created God in our image. Greedy, jealous, sexist, homofobic and violent, because the more I learn about religion, the more I see how this God is not all about love and peace. Do you know what the punishment for apostasy (the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief) in the Christianity and Islam is? Death.
I just want to make it clear one more time that I’m NOT an atheist. The difference between me and religious people and atheists is that I do not KNOW whether there is a creator or not. I simply do not know. I do believe in energies and the possibility that there is a greater power than myself, but does it really require a religion in order to believe in what you would define as God?
All I know is that I find some of the things said in the Abrahamic religions very offensive. And that I am free to disagree to with whatever that is, since I do not belong to any of them.
These are some of my favorite documentaries about Christianity (I call it Christ-insanity) and other religions
Hellbound 2012 Kevin Miller
One nation under God 1993 Teodoro Maniaci
The God who wasn’t there 2005 Richard Dawkins
Lord, save us from your followers 2008 Dan Merchant
Religulous 2008 Bill Maher
Zeitgeist 2007 Peter Joseph
Root of all evil 2006 Richard Dawkins
Waiting for Armageddon 2009 Kate Davis
And remember folks…