I came here looking for some other thread, and I found something even more shocking.
Firstly Im agnostic, the group that belongs to the there could be, there might not be, I just dont know cant make up my mind fence sitters.
I was quite religious up until I got married. My husband is an atheist. A militant atheist at times.
I guess you can say I was led astray by a disbeliever!
Now coming back to the topic, I just wanted to add that I found the title of the post very eerily similar to what we have repeatedly come across here where its predominantly Islam. ( Im a proud kafir by the way. Kafir means disbeliever. )
What shocked me is that they are also big on haram this and haram that. Haram means forbidden because its sinful etc etc etc.
the latest was a fatwa or something along that line saying celebrating valentines is haram. Which prompted my husband to declare that valentines is from now on hitherto known as valenswines day in Malaysia.
I was just reading the other day how Israel is being taken over by the orthodox who refuse to work, insist that the government pay for their up keep, refuse to enroll in the draft and compulsory military service, ( which ironically is to defend them from the errrr unbelievers. The other group who is trying to wipe the jews off claiming they abandoned gods original teaching )., have a dozen kids each, and are happy living off regular joes like you and me who have to slog it out and part with half of the earnings so that the government can continue to get the ultra orthodox votes, and the ultra orthodox can continue to live how people lived 2013 years ago.
This was exemplified by ten or so grown men who refuse to shave, gathering around a ten year old child and calling her a ***** because her school uniform included a skirt that was nearly up to her ankle. ( I am not making this up, its on yahoo.com or some news place. Happened about a month or so ago. )
I only know one thing. I use to think my husband was an Opinionated hick when it came to the subject of god or religion. I now believe that he is right when he says fundamentalism and fundamentalist of any religion should be shot on the spot for the sake of humanity.
With that being said, I would like to end this post by sharing a picture he once showed me online. This is where I started to think for myself and examine my own belief systems.
Disclaimer : In no way am I pointing out that the above is a malady affecting only Christianity, or the Catholics in particular. There are also pictures highlighting the same double standards in every religion of the world, including the religion of my birth, Hinduism. I just knew where to find this particular picture.