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Religion Brings Us Together Once Again

In Malaysia, a group of about 200 Muslims has engaged in a prayer and protest against a plan to construct a Hindu temple in their neighborhood. As part of the protest, the group carried the severed head of a cow as they marched through the streets. The cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism.

“Have we lost our moderation, which we are so proud of?… Let’s use our head before we speak, write or protest,” wrote the editor of the Malaysian newspaper The Star in reaction to the anti-Hindu protest. How could moderation be preserved? The editor suggested that the protesters all be arrested and charged with sedition.

8 thoughts on “Religion Brings Us Together Once Again”

  1. Tom says:

    Yes, in matters religious it is seldom that “cooler heads prevail.” Everyone thinks theirs is the “right” religion – that their conception of GOD is the only correct one.

    The power of myth.

  2. ReMarker says:

    Malaysians are some of the best mmorpg players in the world.

    My guess is that religious radicals are a minority there as they are here.

    1. Jim says:

      Tell that to the Malaysian woman who almost got caned because she was caught by the morality police there drinking a beer.

  3. Antioch says:

    Most religions are myth but the Ten Commandments deal with
    LAW not religion..did you get that Peregrin?

    You don’t like liars, thieves and adulterers yet you have
    lied, stolen and looked with lust (adultery – Matthew 5:28)

    You agree with the very laws you have broken. Could that be
    why Jesus said? “You hypocrites”

    If Christianity is a myth Tom please tell us all what the letters
    B.C. stand for?

    They pierced my hands and feet and cast lots for my clothes
    – Psalm 22 1000BC

    See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands
    – Isaiah 700BC

    What are these wounds in your hands?
    – Zechariah 500BC

    I saw a fourth man in the furnace. One like the Son of God
    – Daniel 500BC

    1. Jim says:

      Then there’s the 11th commandment. Don’t forget the 11th commandment, Antioch: thou shalt impale thine slave with an awl!

      I love your “B.C.” point the best. Yep, everyone in 5 B.C. was just waiting with anticipation, but in 1 B.C. they started to panic because they knew Jesus was coming in a year but they hadn’t polished the silver.

  4. Peregrin Wood says:

    What are you talking about, “Antioch”? Has any linguist done a study of the correlation between the citation of Bible Quotes and the inability to create a coherent logical argument?

  5. ReMarker says:

    B.C. mystery solved!!! <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C._(comic_strip)"<The answer is here.

    Re: Antioch

    Forgive him Father, for he knows not what he does.

    Amen

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