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December 12, 2011

Australian to be lashed for blasphemy

A Saudi Arabian court has found an Australian Muslim guilty of committing blasphemy while he was on a pilgrimage to Mecca and sentenced him to 500 lashes for. He could die as a result. (Via Machines Like Us.)

What is the matter with these people? This case is just like the period of the inquisition where people were punished with even death for lack of sufficient piety. This illustrates the problem with religion. It is rigid and backward looking, holding on to medieval ideas and practices, and threatening people with dire punishments if they do not conform to them. Sometimes the punishment is threatened in this world, sometimes in the afterlife in the form of hell.

Religion has no place in the modern world but many people have not yet come to the realization.

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Comments

That final sentence is so true. Let's open our eyes as we move forward.

Posted by Elin on December 13, 2011 02:21 AM

Shalom Mano,

I'm actually more troubled by the Saudi woman beheaded this week for being a con artist.

B'shalom,

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Hess on December 13, 2011 09:58 AM

Jeff,

I read that story last night and was truly disgusted. What a cruel and barbaric 'legal' system. It is a country that should be condemned and shunned for its outrageous practices instead of being sucked up to for its oil.

Posted by Mano on December 13, 2011 10:35 AM

Islam does not prescribe religion to kill. Therefore, people are making mistakes with the religion of Islam can not be considered as requirements.

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