- Tuesday 19th July 2016, 5:53pm
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Quote: Lazzard @ 19th July 2016, 3:58 PM BST
And don't get me wrong - I believe all religion to be bunkum, man-made engines of power to control the masses. But no one is worse than another.
The penalty for apostasy in Islam is death (execution). The penalty for apostasy in Christianity is: eternal darkness, rather than heaven, after you snuff it.
Most so-called "honour killings" are perpetrated by Muslims, not Mormons or Jews.
Hardline Buddhists don't force little girls to wear Casper costumes in public. This whole business of making women cover themselves is used to justify rape of "decadently dressed women and girls".
Hindus won't put a death fatwa on you if you draw an unflattering picture of Ganesha.
Christians are happy for the Bible to be updated and edited, but when ancient conflicting versions of the Koran are discovered, the Koran is not to be altered.
Churches don't wake you up at 4am by blasting a call-to-prayer from shitty loudspeakers.
Zoroastrianism does not regard dogs as unclean.
Confucians don't require that meats and processed food be labeled "fit for consumption by Confucians" by a corrupt certification agency.
Sikhs are not required (if they can afford it) to make a pilgrimage to a black box in the desert, where poorly managed crowds can trample people to death.
Sure, all Abrahamic religions have texts that justify rape, misogyny and murder. Sure, the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful. But that doesn't mean that all religions are equally nice. Rising fundamentalism and radicalism do not bode well. Not least for the "peaceful majority".