Shocking incidents like yesterday’s killing of 12 journalists and cartoonists at the offices of the French Cartoon Magazine-Charlie Hebdo validates the assertion that, the world would be far better without organised religion; which is founded on bigotry, violence, intimidation and oppression of its critics, women and children, writes Chris-Vincent on BrutallyUncensored.Com.
For many like me, secularism which welcomes criticisms and places humanism ahead of certain man made beliefs from Stone Age which have today been granted immunity by followers who seek to oppress those who do not share in their beliefs is the only way forward, especially in our 21st century…
Yesterday, French Press watched in shock the atrocious killing of some of those who hold to their hearts one of the greatest instruments of human civilization; free speech—and per early findings, the 12 cartoonists/journalists were shot down by 2 gunmen for what seems to be their unbiased criticism of the Islamic faith.
Over the years, religion has somewhat succeeded in clothing itself in this delicate fabric of immunity, unwelcoming any sort of criticism—either from those within or worse from those outside. Any attempt to criticise religion, its countless prophets or the all powerful God sends out deluded soldiers who take the law into their own hands instead of allowing God to send down well trained angels to do His dirty job.
Of course there is no reason why religion should be treated any different from Sports, Philosophy, Science, Art, Politics and the many other disciplines which mean a lot to different people, when it comes to criticism; but for many religious zealots, any criticism even if grounded in satire is a taint on their beliefs—warranting all manner of barbarism such as what we saw in Paris yesterday.
It’s a pain to wake up each day to the ignorance and oppression of religion but being intimidated not to have a say about a belief system that has a lot to say about everything we do including what we should eat, who we should sleep with and what position we should have sex is not only hypocritical, rather, insane.