Religion is a wonderful support. It gives the human being strength, it is a guiding force in everyday decisions and provides comfort in difficult times.
Religion is a terrible weapon. It gives the human being strength, it is a guiding force in everyday decisions and provides succour for the most indescribable horrors.
The difference lies in the way religion is used. Or rather abused.
See the film clip below.
Here’s how a God-fearing priest talks in the “friendly” Arab nation of Kuwait, a country that was raped by Saddam Hussein and then saved by the West. In the film, the sermon is received with appreciative laughs as the preacher incites to the mass-murder of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Jews and other “infidels”.
Message in the name of religion, Kuwait
When religion is abused by demagogues with a firm eye on mass-murder for political gain, there is every reason for the rest of the world to take a good, hard look at itself and its adversaries.
Political correctness in the Western world is being interpreted among large swathes of the Arab world as an invitation to political attack in the name of religion.
The Western world ignores this trend at its own peril.
From Kuwait to the Gaza Strip to Saudi Arabia, the message is the same:
Message in the name of religion, Gaza Strip
Message in the name of religion, Saudi Arabia
Religion as an advocate of hatred, as a cultivator of hatred and as a social network that supports hatred.
A far cry indeed from what we in the West learn in the name of religion.
Well worth bearing in mind as we fret over the future of a Western world increasingly hamstrung by political correctness.