when religion makes you sick

Extremism and stupidity does not spare even the dogs. According to the Corriere della Sera (in italian, sorry!), an ultra-Orthodox Rabbinical court in Jerusalem ruled that a dog is stoned to death, calling it “a filthy beast” and considering it the reincarnation of a lawyer just liked to have, 20 years ago, offended the judges of the local Rabbinate.

The extremist Rabbi saw the stray dog ​​on Wednesday to enter a place considered sacred, the Rabbinical Court for Financial Affairs, and was convinced it was his old enemy, dead for years. The dog is an animal considered unclean by the religious tradition and has terrorized many of the people, especially as it didn’t want to leave the room.

After the initial surprise, one of the judges recalled a similar incident: the case of that lawyer who at the end of the 70s “offended the court, ” finishing in the same classroom to challenge a decision and refusing to abandon the room for several days. “it is his reincarnation!” someone started shouting. And well, you know how things go with these rumors…

“The decision to stone the dog was taken by the Rabbis because of the prejudice to the court. It was not given a proper official condemn but the children were told to throw stones at the animal. The intention was not to cause suffering to the dog, rather, they considered the most appropriate way to get even with that soul who has reincarnated in the poor creature, “says the assistant to the Rabbi that he would give the ‘order of death sentence.

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4 thoughts on “when religion makes you sick

  1. Heather says:

    WRONG, WRONG, WRONG……..animals DO NOT have it in their nature to commit sins, ONLY HUMANS. Do the world a favor & STONE YOURSELVES & THE IDOITS WHO STARTED THIS.

  2. Pami says:

    What do you expect Muslims and Jews are so similar in their religion it’s a no brainer.
    No mercy, no compassion to animals and in this particular case they are just plain stupid. God help us from the fanatics of these two religions.

  3. Gwen Lebec says:

    Muslims and Jews are not so similar it is that FUNDAMENTALISTS – of all faiths, Muslim, Jewish, Christian – are all so similar. Primitive, angry, irrational. All fundamentalists are crazy and dangerous.

  4. Sorry for my late response to your comments but I’ve been quite busy during the past days.

    Before going to the point of my response I would like to make a brief but essential preliminary remark, that is, I’m not religious nor believer in the common meaning and acceptation of the two words. If I should place myself somewhere in the vast tangled up chessboard of the so many different and diverse religions, philosophies, currents of thought and magical visions of existence bordering on foolishness, I certainly see myself closer to Buddhism than to anything else. Said that, I further add that I have no problem in making mine Albert Einstein’s words “I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.” This definitely and perfectly reflects my point of view.

    Now, to answer your comments, my personal opinion (I’m not an expert) is that most of the Religions (I mean that vast chessboard) are, very broadly, similar in the sense that they present to their adherents and cultists some rules and obligations – “Honor your father and mother”; “You shall not kill/murder”; “You shall not steal”, just to recall some of the most common ones – which are nothing other than the most common moral precepts, that is, the very basic set of social practices related to cultural tradition or to a certain social group or particular individual. Said that, it is clearly evident, it is actually under the eyes of everybody who want to see it, that these same Religions deeply differ in their “ethical system” towards the identifications of the “good & evil” or “right & wrong”.

    The scary thing that I see in mostly all the Religions is that they are made by men for men, and this can represent an overwhelming problem when fundamentalism, extremism and absolutism creep into the even most peaceful and open-minded approach to life. And it gets even worst when stupidity and the gross ignorance came to place. The dog’s case is just one of the thousands examples of what happens an orgy between stupidity and extremism leads to total blindness.

    Fundamentalism is always wrong, in religion as in science and in politics as well.

    Again, as Albert Einstein once wrote, “A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death”.

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