So Oph Why are you so angry about religion?
I am angry at anyone or any doctrine that causes young baby girls to scream as their genitals are mutilated with blunt razor blades.
I am angry over any doctrine that brainwashes young kids.
I am angry because I hear of brutal sadistic Shia thugs torturing and slaughtering Sunni’s in the name of God.
I am angry because I hear of brutal sadistic Sunni thugs torturing and slaughtering Shia’s in the name of God.
I am furious that Islamist barbarians hacking off the heads of innocent Christians.
I am furious because I hear of pogroms, crusades, inquisitions, and genocides in the name of fictitious Gods.
I am furious every time I see women in sacks, with no rights, not able to vote, drive or go out of the house. I am angry at the misogyny in all Abrahamic religions forcing them into being second-class citizens.
I am furious when I hear of people talking about an after-life as if it were fact when there is no evidence of any God, after-life or religious purpose. It is all farcically fanciful.
I am furious when I think how much progress has been held back by the idiocy of religion.
I am furious when I think of Persia – the seat of civilisation, agriculture, writing and maths – stultified into the dark ages for 1500 years because of religion.
I am angry at the way religion is used to promote violence and hatred.
I am infuriated when I hear bigoted immigrant newcomers to my country telling me my ways are wrong and that they want to impose what I consider to be primitive barbaric laws on me and my family.
I am furious when I hear of primitive cultures, hidebound, bereft of ideas, rejecting all western values and progress, yet quite happy to use western products such as Kalashnikovs, high explosives and electric lights when it suits them.
I am indescribably incensed by the idiocy of religions promoting large families and opposing contraception when the world population is 7 billion and growing, swamping ecosystems, consuming finite resources at an alarming rate, creating mass extinctions and altering the whole balance of the biosphere.
I am furious at the thought that people can be persecuted, threatened and even tortured and killed for daring to speak out against the insanity of religion.
I am furious at the way TV evangelists cheat the gullible of their paltry earnings while they themselves live in luxury.
I am angry at the hypocrisy, arrogance and mindlessness of people who take archaic texts literally.
I am furious at the way religion is used to gain power, exploit people and control them.