Saturday, June 21, 2014

I forgot how tedious arguing with people over tumblr is.

I’m not trying to change the world; I don’t even care that much to be honest.

As you were. I’m going back to work.

I haven’t had a tumblr argument for about two years haha

Why, whenever you criticise Islam, do people say things like ‘Oooh you wouldn’t say that about Jews!’ or ‘Oh but Christianity is alright!’

I would and it isn’t.

Islam shouldn’t be entitled to immunity from criticism just because it’s often a target for Western racists.

qanunqueer:

oscarwilde:

slimemould:

So the two moronic scumbags from Edinburgh who attached bacon to the door handles of a local mosque before throwing some inside have been jailed for nine and twelve months each.

Why?

Sure that’s a bit of a dickish thing to do but the muslims who were…

If this happened to a synagogue no one would fucking see anything wrong with sending those kids to jail. Regardless how you feel about religion, you are obligated to respect others and their lifestyles. Period. Those kids did that purposefully to piss and insult a muslim community off. They are obviously aware of how sensitive and hurtful it could be to them.
Also, comparing one of the world’s biggest religions to a dietary choice is totally unrelated and somewhat offensive. Check yourself.

I would think the exact same thing if this happened to a synagogue. I would believe the Jews should get the fuck over it too. I don’t rate Judaism any higher than I do Christianity or Islam. I think they’re all equally abhorrent.

As I’ve said, I don’t give a fuck about those people and couldn’t care less that they’ve been given prison sentences. I’m not campaigning for their release, though I find it odd that they’ve been punished so severely; particularly when other hate crimes don’t warrant the same punishments.

In 2011 a Muslim extremist was convicted of burning three oversized poppies in West London on Armistice day. He, with many others, chanted ‘British soldiers burn in hell’ among other things whilst people (some of which were the relatives of war veterans) participated in the two minutes silence. His sentence was a £50 fine.

Source - and it isn’t even the Daily Mail!!!!

Now I’m not saying that this guy should have gone to prison, but I think you could make a rational argument that what he did was just as obscene and offensive and it subsequently pissed off massive communities. So where’s the consistency?

Also:

I personally think I believe in vegetarianism just as strongly as people do about their religions so I find it quite puzzling why you’re offended by the comparison of two belief systems…

Fuck you if you don’t think my own beliefs are as entitled to the respect religions receive, just because I can’t back them up with ancient ramblings. That’s just another example of how entitled religious practises (however crazy and offensive they may be) are. So well done!

(Source: fem-wolf)

najanubiae said: The bacon itself is not the point. They should have gotten the same punishment if they had spray painted anti-Semitic things on a synagogue. Consider that mosques and other places of worship are supposed to be a safe place for its people. Desecrating such spaces sends a clear message that they are not welcome. Such hate acts cannot be tolerated because they can and do escalate. It's not a harmless prank -- it makes people feel unsafe in their own neighborhood.

I agree. I wouldn’t qualify the act as a harmless prank either; I think it’s disrespectful and incredibly malicious. The culprits certainly deserve to be punished but I think it’s unquestionable that pandering to a religion has played a huge role in ensuring these people have experienced the full brunt of the UK justice system. Not that I particularly care about them. I certainly won’t be campaigning for their early release.

My main annoyance is the stance Islam (and Judaism) has on bacon. It’s ridiculous, ancient, unfounded, superstitious nonsense (like many beliefs) and I find it incredulous that adult human beings in the 21st century Western world will gasp and faint like female actresses in early-Hollywood (sexist) flicks, at the sight of bacon.

I probably didn’t make that intelligible in my original post but I was angry and typing fast without thinking 100% clearly.

Religion needs to develop and leave that stuff behind.

I know, Bog. I know :(

I know, Bog. I know :(

So the two moronic scumbags from Edinburgh who attached bacon to the door handles of a local mosque before throwing some inside have been jailed for nine and twelve months each.

Why?

Sure that’s a bit of a dickish thing to do but the muslims who were offended by it really need to get a fucking reality check.

These are quotes from Usman Mahmood, a security guard at the mosque:

 ”I was surprised if a person did it for a joke. It is against our culture and religion.

"We do not eat pork or even touch it. I felt very bad seeing this meat in my sacred place.

"It hurt my feelings when I saw this meat hanging inside the mosque in the worshipping area. It was very disturbing."

Source

Grow the fuck up.

I’m a vegetarian. I don’t eat meat because I think intensive farming is immoral. If someone threw bacon at me because they disagreed with my belief system, I would be super duper surprised if they were arrested, let alone given a jail sentence!*

But if you don’t eat certain types of meat because it’s against your religious beliefs; well that’s a completely different story!

A lifestyle choice that you rigorously follow due to an educated and critical perception of our society demands less respect than ancient practises instilled in people through the ever-popular process of infant conditioning.

Doesn’t make sense.

Fuck religion and how our society panders to it. It’s ridiculous. Let’s move on.

Without it.

*As if I’d even report it to the police in the first place.

Friday, June 20, 2014

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