Sadeq Mallallah صادق مال الله (or Malallah, 1970-1993) was a citizen of Saudi Arabia. In September of 1993 he was beheaded in Qateef for the crime of owning a Bible
That's pretty crazy…
Yeah—we all know that islam is no worse than christianity.
I’m sure that soothes the family of the guy who got beheaded for having a bible.
[quote author=“stardusk”]Sadeq Mallallah صادق مال الله (or Malallah, 1970-1993) was a citizen of Saudi Arabia. In September of 1993 he was beheaded in Qateef for the crime of owning a Bible
That’s pretty crazy…
I will say it over and over and over again, as long as I have breath (or typing fingers)...
As long as people cannot distinguish faith from objective truth, and as long as fundamentalist faith insists that other accept the same faith, this world will be filled with fighting and killing.
I will not waste time or effort comparing fundamentalist Islam with fundamentalist Christianity. They both commit the same mistake of insisting that they own the only truth, and wanting every body else to accept that belief.
And until they stop it, we’ll kill each other.
Wow! And Saudi Arabia are our allies on “terror.”
Wow, thats so cute. The two religious lunatic rulers of the world are holding hands. Hold on a second while I vomit.
That picture should make a great campaign poster this year both in the US as well as Al Quada!
Wonder what the Arabs think of it right now….
I hope that is just fertive imagination of mine working over time… or maybe it’s just a nuclear missle in Bush’s pants… or maybe he is really excited to hold hands with a fellow fundie.
kidding. I have to be obtuse today. I have my reasons.
Let’s see, why did I click on “Post Reply”. Oh yes the gruesome reporting of a human getting his head chopped off because he owned a book that had words in it describing a different god.
I don’t know how else to spell l-u-n-a-c-y but it is events like this one that make my resolve in my heart for non theism galvanize.
Well, Noggin, that is Sharia. It is the law that many muslims live under in the middle east.
What makes me wonder is, would it be any different if a particular christian sect took complete political power here? I think not.
I am sure, from my upbringing, that the baptists would create some kind of scriptural law based on Deut. (We saw that in the state of Mass. in the 1600’s.)
The Catholics, we know from history what they would do.
The Mormons? I dunno. I don’t have much experience with that sect but I doubt that it would be nice. What would the penalty be for wearing Hanes underwear?
I know I am being facetious about the underwear, but, just wondering.
Switch, I hope many more people start to wonder the way you do.
Take a breath, settle down. A couple of hundred years or so ago, Christianity was comparable, in its relish of blood and death, to what Islam is today. In the past 200 years or so, there have been forces such as industrialization, revolution, socialism, fascism, science, and so on, that have provided counterweights to Christianity. Christianity has adapted and become more secular as a result, with the goal of retaining more followers, rather than having fewer, purer, adherents. That Christians today are generally less feverish with bloodlust than many Muslims today is a good thing. A wonderful thing! But it is not a sign of any inherent virtue in Christianity. It is just that in its own territory, it is weaker due to competing worldviews than Islam is in its territory.
But, Christians didn’t have access to nuclear weapons a hundred years ago.
Quite right. 200 yrs ago, everyone had to actually go up to someone and snuff their life out, up close and personal.
But today the Christians and Muslims and Jews all DO have the bomb. And I thank the forces of secularization that the Christians and Jews have not used it any more than they have. I think it likely that if the US were a complete theocracy, the world would already be mostly smooth black glass.