Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
In a world torn apart by religion, what it one to believe? If one has a question is grounds for sacrilege, what is one to know?
There was a discussion in the office the other day about whether some poll about if Maldives should be a hundred percent Muslim country is blasphemous in itself. One of my co-workers firmly believed that non-muslims were responsible for all evil in the world. I never thought such naivety was in such close proximity to me all this time. So I presented an argument. Along with a hypothetical situation.
There are two people. Ismail and Gary. Ismail is a Muslim who prays five times a day. Liked by his friends. But Ismail has a child bride and a child sex slave. He also beats his wife and accepts bribes. Because Ismail is a beardie. But by all definition, a “good” Muslim because he prays and speaks in an Islamic fashion and looks at cleavage and ass only secretly.
Gary is an agnostic, or believes another religion. Gary is a fucking saint. He feeds the poor, donates to the needy, participates in community programs, is very charitable and is kind and outspoken among everyone. On top of that, he doesn’t have a child bride, a child sex slave and doesn’t beat his wife.
Yet, as part of being muslim, we have to accept that Ismail, even though a douche of the worst kind, was a muslim and he’d go to heaven eventually. Gary on the other hand, goes to hell, no questions asked.
How the fuck is that fair?
I was called a blasphemer a few times and given judgmental looks. I was told that Islam was the most perfect and peaceful of religions (to which I retorted with examples of violence in the name of Islam) and Islam is a religion in which everyone is equal.
Are you fucking kidding me? That’s when I asked them a question that has been bugging me for a while.
When a man dies and goes to heaven, he everything he desires and 72 virgin women. (Which I always thought was a bit redundant, because virgins don’t know what the fuck they are doing.) So what happens when a woman goes to heaven? Does she get 72 virgin men? Why would anyone want virgin men?
At this point the opposing party butted in with “she gets to spend eternity with her husband!”.
Again, are you fucking kidding me?
What if the husband is in hell? What if she doesn’t love her husband? What if her husband is Ismail? Does she get to be beaten for eternity? What the fuck?
I can’t understand how having a question or two can make me an “infidel”. I never was one for the “because I said so” argument. I don’t know why there aren’t more people asking these questions. I cant understand why these so called ‘sheikhs’ can’t answer these questions. And when they cant, they call the ones questioning ‘blasphemers’ or ‘infidels’.
You people mock Islam. I really do think Islam is a religion of peace. I really do. But Islam has been twisted by people looking to exploit it for their own selfish needs. To feed their hunger for money, violence, and pedophilia. Fuck you all. I hope you all go to hell. Because I’ll be waiting for you there.