Thursday, September 17, 2009

How other people's religion hurts me

Religious people often argue that their religion does not harm or inconvenience me in any way. To them I ask, have you ever visited a country with a significant Muslim population? How about getting woken up every single morning at 4:30AM by the call to prayer which is blasted from loudspeakers mounted on the mosque in the downtown area? Why does every single person who lives in that town have to wake up every single day at 4:30AM, just because these people have an imaginary friend? Is there no consideration at all? This particular town wasn't even half Muslim, and still they have to do this to everybody, every single day! At least I was only there for 3 nights, but it really sucked! Inconsiderate pricks! You can't even use earplugs, because then you run the risk of missing your own alarm. All you can do is take it and try to get back to sleep after it's over.

I should note here that of all religious people, I think the Muslims are my favourites. I've been to a few Muslim countries now, and find the people to be incredibly kind and hospitable, more so than any other people I've met. So in general, I like Muslims. But in this case, I have to strongly object.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, thats terrible.
but there are laws against disturbance and stuff

Admin said...

I don't think those laws apply to the mosque's call to prayer, unfortunately. An Egyptian river boat captain (really nice guy, I liked him) told me that he would kill anybody who ever tried to prevent him from practicing his religion. I think banning the call to prayer would be considered an attempt to prevent the practice of the religion.

tina FCD said...

Ugh!

sandi said...

Get a little understanding. If that little inconvience "hurt" you, you're a moron. Get some bricks and wall yourself away from the "hurtful" world, you're too thin skinned to be anywhere other than shut in.

Admin said...

Sandi, please use the contact link to send me your home address. I will send somebody to your home with a loudspeaker at 4:30AM.

You think that kind of thing is OK? You think people have to wake up at 4:30AM every morning by a loudspeaker so that you can tell them about your friend? You must be an inconsiderate bitch! But after your comments about piracy, I couldn't expect more from you. The other comments revealed your selfishness.

Admin said...

So am I right Sandi? You think stealing people's livelihood is OK, and also waking strangers up early every morning against their will is OK?

Mikko said...

in Sweden mosques doesn't call to prayer on loud speakers

sandi said...

I know you're joking, but I'll say it anyhow: You must be really stupid if you ever thought I'd give you my address.

Anonymous said...

Well sandi we all know you are, and anyone who thinks muslims are nice is a moron and a idiot for sure! The river boat capt said he would KILL anyone who stood against being a muslim! Damn people if there is a god do you really think he would want you to kill people????????

You belive in god you are just stupid!