Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sudan Follies




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So the lady is back in the U.K. now from the Sudan. They didn't send her to prison for allowing her students to name a Teddy Bear Mohammed..
What if it had been a Barbie doll?
There were mobs rioting about the whole affair. These peeps were demanding her execution for "insulting the prophet". Or so the reports would have us believe.
Since I don't understand the local language, I just have to trust what the tv reporterdude tells me. When a bunch of clerics gets the local population to rioting, my question is...what did they really say? These people are probably mostly poor and illiterate, and likely to believe whatever nonsense their religious leaders feed them.
At least they believe. What is that saying?
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything



3 Comments:

Anonymous atlmalcontent said...

Or so the reports would have us believe? It is a shame to see the poor and illiterate taken advantage of by religious freaks, but it's more shameful that a woman might have lost her life for naming a doll after an alleged prophet. And there's plenty of poor and illiterate folks in Sudan -- most of them are not so easily infulenced by zealots.

Why not take the extremists at their word? When Christian fundamentalists espouse their nonense, are you as quick to rationalize? Sorry, but I don't see the point in giving credit to someone for believing in evil.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous atlmalcontent said...

Or so the reports would have us believe? It is a shame to see the poor and illiterate taken advantage of by religious freaks, but it's more shameful that a woman might have lost her life for naming a doll after an alleged prophet. And there's plenty of poor and illiterate folks in Sudan -- most of them are not so easily infulenced by zealots.

Why not take the extremists at their word? When Christian fundamentalists espouse their nonense, are you as quick to rationalize? Sorry, but I don't see the point in giving credit to someone for believing in evil.

10:15 PM  
Blogger chamblee54 said...

Thank you for visiting.
The first point I made was that we simply do not know what the zealots told the mob. It could have been much more inflammatory than "insulting the prophet". We really don't know what was said beyond the news reports.
The reference to the quote about "standing for something" was sarcastic. Just because you believe in something does not make it worthwhile. This applies to Jesus Worshippers as well as Muslims. Since JW's dominate our culture, I would have to say they are more offensive.

10:31 PM  

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