Another public figure who gets shunned for (rightfully) calling out religion.
Who is more dangerous and irrational, the so called “islamophobes”, or the terrorists killing because of their stupid beliefs?
And who’s worse, the zealots who kill and torture innocent people in the name of Islam, or the zealots whose skin is so thin they can’t stand anyone criticizing their religion to the point they’re willing to stand up for the terrorists?
Well, obviously the terrorists. The terrorists are the worst. But the people who get more outraged by someone exercising free speech than by the constant killings of their own people are not exactly guilt-free either
This is a joke right? In his stupor he made an uneducated decision to talk about Islam and attack it without actually knowing what he was saying.
No one is saying it isn’t okay to point out the flaws in religion.
What we are saying is that if you are going to attack a religion you should actually be well informed.
Most atheist blame religion but only attack Islam in doing so. They rarely come for other religions and that’s the problem.
Yes religion has caused so much but the root of all evil are how people interpret it.
You need to take off those islamophobe tainted glasses and look around the atheist tag on this very site. How many posts say things against Islam as opposed to anti Christian messages? if anyone should protest of being treated unfairly is those guys, but this is not about popularity.
At least you admit that there are great crimes committed in the name of religion. And I will say it is religion in general and not just a particular branch of a particular group.
You don’t need to know someone’s religious text to a t to realize that people do things they normally should not be doing if it wasn’t for fundamentalists beliefs. And you can argue as much as you want that those people are misinterpreting scripture and that’s not what your religion is truly about, but that’s just a “no true Scotsman” fallacy. The fact is that ISIS and other similar terrorist organizations think of themselves as Muslims and they are doing what in their twisted minds they think is the will of Allah.
Yeah, they are in the minority, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that most people do not agree with that, otherwise we would have a global scale jihad. But that’s not even what that singer was saying. And yet everyone jumped on the guy as if he had insinuated that everyone who’s a Muslim is a filthy suicide bomber.
And that’s the problem. It’s fine to call out anyone of any faith, even religious people taint each other’s beliefs at any chance they got. But Islam is off limits for some reason. You say one bad thing about the so called religion of peace, and at best you get called a racist (because religion = race somehow) and at worst you receive death threats from mentally ill or brainwashed people, but somehow the one at fault is you for saying that stuff in the first place.
I’m calling out all genuine peace loving rational Muslims to act accordingly. If you guys want to be respected, offer some respect yourselves. Freedom of speech is one of our most treasured liberties, so don’t ruin it for the rest of us by trying to censor or shame someone when they say something you don’t like.