Sunday, November 21, 2010

Omnipotent beings don't need your help!

This story was in the news last week, about a family in Pakistan waiting to see if their mother and wife will be executed for blasphemy.  The accusation is that this Christian woman insulted Islam, and therefore needs to be killed.

Let's see what the town's religious authority said about this:

The town cleric, who made the initial complaint against Bibi, called her death sentence one of the happiest moments of his life.
"Tears of joy poured from my eyes," Qari Salim told CNN.

Now that we've confirmed that religion is a force for death and destruction, religious believers should ask themselves a question.  Why does a being which you believe is the most powerful being in the Universe (wait, it's outside of the Universe, I forgot), this infinitely-powerful creature, require YOU to do anything at all for it?  Why can't it fight its own battle?  Why can't it strike this woman down itself if it feels so upset?  If you believe that an infinitely powerful being has asked you to help it in any way, you need to check your ego and your sanity.  Ask it for a demonstration of its own power, to smite this heathen in a way that could only be supernatural.  You know what kind of omnipotent being requires you to fight for it?  One that doesn't exist!  Omnipotent beings that really do exist (hypothetically) do not require your help in any way.  That's simply from the definition of omnipotent.  They don't need help.

And for those of you who want a theocracy in your own country, this is what you'd get.  Murder of blasphemers and non-believers (oh, and the gays).  I'll ask a question of my readers, because I don't know the answer.  Has there ever been a theocratic government in which non-believers and blasphemers were not threatened with any of fines, torture, imprisonment or death?

1 comment:

Wiley_Coyote said...

The church of Slag-Blah? Devotes one day every year to each religion in turn. Only problem is the year is 7k days long, and they only get paid once a year. (Buck Godot - Zap gun for hire...)