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Now, in my opinion money isn't the route of all evil - it's religion. I live in the UK and two days ago two men chased and practically decapitated a man in Woolwich in London.
I was really shocked by this. The guy was a soldier and had been in Afghanistan but was back home. The guys who killed him were, allegedly, muslims who wanted to start a war in the UK...
Why can't people just let others believe what they want and just get on with their own lives?
I'm not particularly religious and maybe if I was I would have a better, more biased, opinion but who knows.
I feel sorry for the soldiers family, (A) because they know how horribly their loved one died, (B) because the soldier was back home, they felt he was safe.
I also feel sorry, to a certain degree, to people of the muslim faith (because that was what the guys who did it said they were!) because I fear the backlash that will happen to ordinary, peaceful muslims.
Part of me wishes we lived in a more insular society where people who believed one thing lived together and people who believed other things lived together and neither met at all.... if that makes sense.
Ultimately I don't see any benefit in religion if people truly believe it is right to hack someone to death, which let's be honest here is what they did, in the name of their god...
Sorry if people are upset by this post, but I just felt I had to put something down somewhere.

Date: 2013-05-24 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gillianinoz.livejournal.com
This is a very thoughtful post and I appreciate your restraint.

It's hard for me to be so even handed as I loathe all religion, especially Islam. As a woman all I see in religion is control and male dominance. Abuse of power, lies and suffering.

I don't see religion as any kind of positive force - if people feel the need to do good why do they need religion as an excuse?

Date: 2013-05-25 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marchia43.livejournal.com
I agree - I've always felt that in the main stream religions, catholic, buddhist, muslim, islam that women are seen as a lesser being.

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