Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Freedom to Speak the Truth - At Odds with Islam

"UN body OKs call to curb religious criticism"

Please read the above article. This is truly sickening.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” – George Orwell, 1984

Without the freedom to speak the truth – or whatever one believes to be the truth – there can be no lasting liberty. Nor, for that matter, can there ever be social progress. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Every great truth begins as a blasphemy”. Well, 2+2=4, and Islam is an insult to humanity. That I have the right to speak this truth is necessary if we are ever to make progress in this world. And yet the very establishment ostensibly founded to protect the essential liberties of mankind, to support world peace and human rights, deems to strip us of this bedrock of Western civilization, the fountain from which all freedom flows: freedom of speech.

But this UN resolution is just a symbol for a much larger problem. That problem is cultural relativism. In our guilt and shame over our colonial past, Western civilization has gone too far in the other direction; our society is saturated in a sycophantic love of “diversity” and tolerance, to the point that we’re now being ordered – by those intolerant of our views, I might add – to tolerate intolerance. Muslims do not tolerate blasphemers, and yet we are told that, in the name of tolerance, we must tolerate this view of theirs.

Why is this? The answer is obvious: because it is a religious view. What makes a view, by virtue of being religious, any more legitimate an excuse than a non-religious view? What if firmly believe (but don’t hold as a supernatural fact approved of by an imaginary being) that Will Smith is so awesome it is unacceptable for anyone to defame him. Am I therefore justified in demanding we enact a law protecting Will Smith from insults and criticism? Why is it that all you have to do is get enough people to agree that an imaginary being endorses your particular delusion, and suddenly we have to respect it? As far as I’m concerned, if you think your opinions are endorsed by invisible, magical beings, then you deserve even more ridicule.

Imagine if Democrats got up in arms, rioting in the streets, dragging innocent victims out of their homes and butchering them in plain view, demanding formal apologies of entire nations, all because someone had the audacity to draw a caricature of Hillary Clinton.

Nobody would think for a moment that the person drawing a silly cartoon should be publicly vilified. And yet, some people draw cartoons of Muhammad and this is precisely what happened, and, rather than people turning on the mindset and attitude that would support such a view: Islam, the world trips all over itself to apologize for this grave offense and deep hurt caused to Muslim feelings. What about the feelings of the families who had their husbands and wives, sons and daughters butchered and murdered by rioting hordes of what can only be described as psychotic, frothing, bloodthirsty animals?

I have one thing to say to Muslim “feelings” if by “feelings” one means the murderous impulse to take the life of anyone who dares to mock their faith:

Fuck Muslim feelings.

I don’t give a damn about your stupid religion and your stupid beliefs. I am under no obligation to respect Islam. Islam on the whole can only be described as a malignant, cancerous tumor on humanity.

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