The religious maniacs are going to destroy the whole planet. Sometimes it’s easy to understand the fury with which the “New Atheists” have come out swinging!
Besides all the religious bickering that goes on day in and day out in countries where criticism of religion is actually allowed under the auspices of free speech, in other locales such rational critiques are actually illegal, which means yet more human beings are being abused, tortured, persecuted, imprisoned and killed in the name of religion.
For example, the battling between Islam and Christianity in Egypt – resulting in the slow genocide of the Coptic community there, which dates back to the earliest times of Christianity – is reaching new heights, with books critical of each other’s faith causing ruckuses.
The latest shot being fired comes from a Muslim scholar who recently published an “anti-Christian” book, supposedly in response to a Christian book exposing Islam’s flaws.
Obviously, taken at their face value, my position is that both these faiths are full of wacky, bigoted and deleterious ideas. But to say so in Egypt could actually get you a prison sentence, as it has done, for example, with a blogger who dared to raise unpleasant issues about Islam.
The bottom line is that these delusions are deleterious, destructive and dangerous, and they may very well lead to an apocalyptic nightmare rivaling the Armageddon of the Bible or worse. It’s time for the saner and more rational segment of society to put its foot down and say, no, you will not destroy the earth over your flimsy and nonsensical ethnocentric and cultic beliefs!
…Ghobrial added that what Imarah wrote “defames the Christian dogma, in contradiction with Article 98 of penal law dealing with derision of religion.”
Ms. Elaine Kellini, Coptic member of the People’s Assembly, said she has ordered a copy of Imarah’s book and would take legal action against him, if it was proven that he defamed Christianity.
The Egyptian Newspaper Al Destoor in its December 7 issue reviewed the controversial book, saying Imarah published his book in reply to a proselytizing book called “We Are Ready To Answer” by an unknown Christian author who took the alias name of Dr. Samir Morcos. Imarah said the book was presented to the Islamic Research Academy (IRA) to obtain permission for publication, which the IRA duly turned down, “as it contained many false allegations regarding Islam, making of the Koran a lie, therefore promoting hatred towards Christians,” and that he was obliged to answer back….