Re: Innocence of Muslims
I have always viewed religion as something that sounds good in theory, promoting peace harmony etc but in practice its where it goes wrong. its like a family.
Family 1/people who are non fanatical religious: Father is the bread winner, has the expirience with the world knows society as a whole is flawed, comes up with commandments bout living a good life and not push it on others. works with the Mother so the commandments for their family is fair for all. it is then taught to the children which in this case represents the present and future of society. the children follows the rules and knows to obey it cause they love their parents and then the cycle repeats it self when they make families of their own.
Family 2/fanatics: its like the mother falls in love with a guy who seems nice says all the right things, then as soon as they are married shows his true colours. he verbally abuses/physically abuses her uses her for his own selfish gain with threats of violence if she doesnt comply shes terrified and because she represents that link between god and society (children) society learns that going against the rules leaves you with severe consequences and if you leave that system your as good as dead.
if the 2 families met the 2 powers are bound to clash. two very different worlds one that is kind hearted and sweet the other that is not so much. The kind hearted will do what they think is right. the leader of the oppressing system will attack the society and the mother and force his rules on them and the head of the kind hearted household will protect his household which will lead to a fued/war that wont ever end. adding politics to religion is like adding more men/women/children who share your beliefs and creating a bigger army.
No one likes being told what to do, or that their beliefs and rules to live by is wrong. that is what religion should be, accepting people of their flaws and not forcing your beliefs on everyone. you live your life how you choose you defend your principles respectfully. there is no reason to force your lifestyle on to someone else.
I have had people do that to me, make me feel bad im disabled cause i dont fit what they believe in (this is from both forms of religion be it muslim or christianity) It has happened to me so many times now that I have given up on religion. I follow my own path, I treat others with respect unless im not given the same courtesy in return. I am very protective of girls/women/children (past reasons) I dont put my life on the line for anyone unless they need it. I dont fight anything unless it involves protecting someones human rights. I am my own man, I have my own belief system and no one will ever take that away from me. I surround myself with people who know that everyone has rights and despise anyone who seeks to take away the rights of everyone else specially women/children.
My belief system is entirely relevant to this discussion cause that is entirely what this is:someone abusing someone for living the way they want. in this case someone stirring up muslims for not following their beliefs, muslims retaliating in kind.