Imagine a group of ridiculous religious bearded bigots shouting vile insults, throwing stones and human excrement at a group of small girls on their way to school because the little girls aren’t ‘dressed appropriately.’
Why are madcap Muslim fundamentalist, with an emphasis on ‘mentalist,’ so scared of women? In heaven’s name what is their problem? It must be something in their upbringing which marks out Muslim males as being so uniquely terrified of the power of women.
Oh, wait, the beardy weirdy’s throwing stones and shit and little girls aren’t Muslim?
They’re Jewish. Oy Vay!
Surely not, you mean the nodding dudes with the weird hats and the bizarre ringlets, the long black coats, the breeches and leggings and the 19th century shoes? Those beardy weirdy’s?
I have tried to be even handed with my scorn of the beardy weirdy’s of the world, but I do have one very important question.
Why can’t religious fanatics be socialist any more, why do they always have to be ‘ultra-conservative?’
Imagine a mad Mullah or rabid Rabbi, same clothes, same beard, same mad eyes, but instead of throwing shit at little kids or acid in the face of a girl who had the temerity to try and go to school, they sat side by side and ranted at the world for being a free market, right wing, corporate controlled fake democracy that kept people divided, filled them with fear of each other and maintained a state of perpetual war.
Imagine if a religious fundamentalist of any particular sect or cult started saying we needed to change the way we lived and organized our world to make it fairer for everyone, regardless of gender, skin colour or old fashioned belief system. Now that would be weird.
That would need courage and imagination, that would require being tolerant, mature, being fearless of people who are different, that would require something along the lines of universal love for your fellow man.
That’s not religion, that’s a bloody silly idea, universal love for your fellow man! Get real, that’s mad, get back in your ‘spiritual clothes’ and start chucking rocks at kids and don’t think about anything but your own, narrow, bigoted belief structure.