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Burning Holy Books or Burning People?

My story of the terrible killing of Farkhunda in Kabul had over 1300 views.

As one whose “spiritual ancestors” (Heretics) were burned for their beliefs or non-beliefs. . .I will never stand by and watch a person put down or raised up to disrespect, harass, injure or murder in the Name of a Religion or the Name of a God.

If your “holy book” is more sacred, holy, revered and respected than a Human Life, than Reason, than Freedom. . .you are dangerous and you will be met by the force of Truth and True Justice.

I don’t condone the burning of holy books (though we shred them for free on this site).  But if the choice is to burn pages or people. . .a freethinking person will leave their books and Live the Words.

Think about it:  Did any of the so-called Great Spiritual Teachers (Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius. . .) carry a holy book around?  Did they ever say Scriptures were more Sacred than a Human Being?  Of course not.  They were writing the holy books with their lives.

Remember Farkhunda.

Maybe burning her was the real desecration of a living holy book.

Remember Farkhunda.

(and Hypatia, Narendra Dabholkar and all others who have suffered for Free Speech, Freethought and Human Rights)

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The Exotic Dance of Faith

Topless Church!

Topless Church!

Titles I was going to use:  The Topless Church, or, Protest Unto Others as You Wish them to Protest Unto You.

“Exotic Dancers Protest Topless at Church” (in Ohio)

I recently wrote about the teaching power of “Do Unto Others.”  You “do” to another so they LEARN not to “do” the same.  A contemporary twist on an ancient principle.  I think it makes sense.

The folks at this Ohio church are disgusted that this strip club is in their town, so they go and protest on a regular basis.  That’s certainly their constitutional right.  But sometimes “rights” have a way of coming back to haunt you, since others may just bring their “rights” right back to your doorstep!

So. . .what do the evil naked ladies do?  They show up at the church to “do unto the churchfolk what they do unto them.”

That seems fair, and right, doesn’t it?

(note what the well-dressed church lady yells at the “lust” ladies who are protesting:  “you don’t know love.”  Now that’s so kind and “loving” isn’t it?  My questions to the church lady would be something like, Why are you dressed so Attractive to Go to Church?  What’s with that Hair?  We may not like what You’re Doing in the privacy of that church!  Are you ashamed of the Body, or Sex?  Didn’t your God make us naked and sexual?)

What do you think about this?  (please make sure you’re fully clothed before responding!)