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Nothing leads more to ignorance than beliefs

Reader comment on item: Arguing over "Can Islam Be Reformed?"
in response to reader comment: Ignorance leads to more ignorance

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Nov 8, 2013 at 23:58

Let me make you a confession, Guardian, openly. From where I come, religion is not a big deal. And those of the Middle East least of them. For me the world is full of spirits and religion full of lies, anger, vanity and bad politics. For me religion is the box that makes people deaf and blind to the spirits; that makes them endlessly repeat themselves, incapable of creativity, turning around in circle, their whole life long.

Religion sure is not the only thing that bring those problems—they are basically just human--but religion is the strongest and most hopeless form of them. It goes beyond the boundary of life and death and is supposed to be socially accepted thus it makes many people hard, tenacious, willing to lie until death, theirs and/or others. It makes them powerful for the worst. It makes them bad where they are not, while using them for propagating its poison, under the cloak of charity.

For me religion is the pinnacle of bad faith. And I mean all religions I know of. With Islam at the very bottom of that particular kind of mediocrity. Their qualities lie solely in the accumulated wealth of history—they are fountains of knowledge about human weaknesses.

So, no I don't admit that the Koran is from God, I just state what the thing pretends to be. So no, disbelief certainly is not THE sin in all religions. It just is in the Torah, partially, and in the Koran, totally. What you call "all prophets of God" is for me just a bunch of hardened fools indigently praised by cruel legends.

If your God should exist (perish the thought), I would chose to be among its enemies and victims, for all eternity, rather than to praise it. Maybe just because it at least gives a chance to see the world, out of your box.

For the rest, when your God asked Mohamed to forgive, it was to people who just rejected his message, as I am now rejecting yours, not to people who actually "inflict[ed] on him torture and brutality". Typical Muslim lies. And conscious lies for all of them who actually read the tale of Mohamed: Muslims are supposed to have done first blood and to be proud of it. Muslims are supposed to have started war (killing people who just happened to be of the wrong tribe), during a truce, with their God's blessing. Muslims are supposed to be the enemies of humanity.


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