Religion

Islamic terrorism is a battle not of nations or organizations but of ideas

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Trying to rationalise terrorist attacks and minimise their links to a terrorist organisations is pointless as we are battling ideas not organisations.The organisations came from the ideology, the ideology did not come from the organisations.

The media and effete powers-that-be have been twisting themselves into Halal pretzels Islamsplainin’, rationalizing how a given Muslim terrorist attack isn’t really “Islamic” or isn’t significant. These contortions can become quite ridiculous, such as suggesting that recent Allahu Akbar-shouting Munich shooter Ali Sonboly might somehow have had “right-wing” motives because, among his violent passions, was an interest in Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.

A more common (un)intellectual contortion is the minimizing tactic of claiming, as is politically correct authorities’ wont, that a given jihadist attacker “has no ties to IS” (the Islamic State), as if there’s nothing to see here if a man doesn’t provide notarized evidence of allegiance to the boogeyman du jour. Yet this is much as if we’d claimed during the Cold War that a Marxist terrorist attack wasn’t really a Marxist™ terrorist attack because we couldn’t find a connection to the Soviet Union. The issue and problem wasn’t primarily the Soviet Union but communism (Marxism birthed the USSR, not the other way around), an evil ideology that wreaks havoc wherever it takes hold. Likewise, the IS didn’t birth Islam; Islam birthed the IS.

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Left-wing blog post won’t say the I word

I was fascinated to come across an article critical of religion on a NZ left-wing blog site. NZ left-wing blogs have been consistently critical of Christianity and God and supportive of secularism and atheism yet, at the same time, apologists for Islam and Allah. The article proposed banning all religions but both it and the comments only acknowledged Christianity. Not one person was prepared to utter the I word.

I’m a little worried about God.

Not only does God not exist, the reasons for needing him to exist are fast fading. The human race is approaching the end of its adolescent years and is heading for maturity.

…Clearly, the world’s population is still mostly religious. But the countries where citizens are happiest are, for the most part, agnostic and social democratic. The Nordic example is where the world should be heading as a next step.

Given that there is no God and no  is reason for there to be a God, what do we do about religion? Should we remain tolerant of the unfounded beliefs of the billions of adherents? Should we continue to parse individual religions, identifying some strains of faith as being acceptable, while decrying other, more militant, sects?

I think it’s time to end religion.

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Talking to a cynic about religion

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My daughter is a cynic and my conversations with her are very entertaining. This morning she said to me, “when one person hears a voice in their head it is called schizophrenia, when multiple people hear voices in their head it is called religion.” The conversation started because of her reaction to a book that she has to read as part of the curriculum she is following. We work at the dining room table and as I type blog posts she constantly interrupts my train of thought to exclaim about something she has just read in the book.

The hero of the book is meant to be an example of a good Christian. The theme of the book so far seems to be to trust in God.The problem my practical and logical daughter has with the character is that he ( and I quote my daughter here ) ” is stupid.” The character has taken trusting in God to extremes in her view.The examples she gave me reminded me of this joke.  Read more »

Segregation in Death

 

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It sounds like the title of the new J D Robb novel but plans to have a small section of Marsden Valley Cemetery in Nelson dedicated for the exclusive use of Muslims is fact, not fiction.

This kind of segregation in death is not new.

Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, Wesleyan and Hebrew faiths have long had allocated plots at Wakapuaka Cemetery, and Marsden Valley Cemetery has reserved plots for Catholics, children and members of the Returned Services’ Association (RSA).

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It reflects the thinking of 100 years ago and does not belong in a so-called modern, multicultural society. We are all the same and equal in life, so we should share a cemetery, unsegregated in death.

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Facts cannot make an opinion true and neither can emotion

fact_opinion_posterThis blog is a mixture of facts and opinion. When opinions are expressed on this blog people can either read the facts supplied and come to the same conclusion as the writer or they can form a different opinion based on those same facts.

Facts cannot prove an opinion because opinion is not based on proof or certainty. Facts can only show patterns. These patterns are provable, observable and measurable. There are some pretty compelling patterns showing all over Europe in regard to what happens when mass, uncontrolled immigration occurs.

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Face of the day

Saira Khan is today’s face of the day. It is great to see a woman talking sensibly about mass immigration of a culture so different to ours. Predictably none of the women, including Saira, were prepared to say that the problem is religion. They were only comfortable with the weasel word, culture. I understand their reluctance. I have used the weasel word, culture, myself. Blaming uncivilised behaviour on someone’s culture, seems more acceptable than blaming it on the religion that controls affects every aspect of their lives. This is despite the fact that if you judge Prophet Muhammad’s words and actions, you would have to conclude that Islam allows it. Muhammad even went so far as to say that Allah approved it.

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Having a baby was a life-changing experience for this modern feminist

As an old-fashioned feminist I write about the ideology of Islam because I am an activist for women’s and children’s rights. I am considered old-fashioned because I wanted a traditional family unit to raise my children in. I am also considered old-fashioned because I am pro-life and do not accept the propaganda that the tiny human being living inside me, with it’s own beating heart, is not an individual but a part of my body.

Sara Fernanda Giromin has had such a bad experience with modern feminism that she now rejects feminism totally. I think that she has thrown the baby out with the bathwater and should consider becoming an ‘old-fashioned’ feminist. There is still meaningful and important work to be done.

Former Femen activist Sara Fernanda Giromin credits giving birth as the catalyst for changing her feminist ways.

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“Islam is the only religion that’s at the moment positively dangerous”

New Zealand is in such a wonderful position, still, where we can escape this fate.

But not if we continue to be blind to Muslim immigration.  Richard Dawkins at least is prepared to say it how it is.

Evolutionary biologist and writer Richard Dawkins says he suspects religion is “dying” in New Zealand and that’s a good thing for science and education.

“…Science is advancing all time and religion is not, and religion is slowly dying,” Professor Dawkins told TV3 show The Nation today.

“It’s dying much faster in some countries than others. It’s dying very fast in western and northern Europe, I suspect in New Zealand as well.”

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Christian & Muslim Refuse to do Their Jobs, Only One is Behind Bars

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Christian, Kim Davis on the left. Muslim, Charee Stanley on the right.

“I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living. I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other because they’re both important.”

-Charee Stanley

As I read both these news stories in my facebook feed I thought that I should do a post comparing them. Seconds after the thought raced through my head another article popped up on my facebook feed where someone else had already beaten me to it!

Whether or not you think that people should have freedom of religion in their jobs one thing is abundantly clear. If Muslims are allowed to refuse to do things that are part of their jobs without being put in jail or fired then the same should apply to Christians or any other religion. Alternatively if there is no place for religious beliefs on the job then that must apply accross the board to every religion consistently not just to Christians.

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Well done Amy, you cocked that up didn’t you?

I did warn the politicians, but Goddammit.  What have we gotten ourselves into now?

New Zealand has imposed some of the world’s strictest blasphemy laws by stealth, a Humanist group says.

The new Harmful Digital Communications Act, intended to stop cyber-bullying, could have the effect of landing a person in jail for two years for committing blasphemy, the New Zealand Humanist Society said this week.

This aspect of the new law was an affront to four in ten Kiwis who weren’t adherents of any religion, the group said.

“This legislation not only flies in the face of human rights, but the introduction of yet another law that gives special privileges to religions is unfair, unpopular and unrepresentative of our society, where over 40 per cent of New Zealanders identify as not religious, making this our country’s largest single belief group,” said Mark Honeychurch, the Society’s president.

The Act stated digital communications “should not denigrate an individual by reason of his or her colour, race, ethnic or national origins, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.”

Mr Honeychurch said the law would effectively impose some of the world’s strictest penalties – including fines of up to $50,000 – on people found guilty of blaspheming, or insulting religion.    Read more »