Posted on September 2nd, 2008 by Richard Catto 2,255 views
This guy is pretty funny and he makes some interesting points about Islam. Definitely worth watching.
Posted on September 20th, 2007 by Richard Catto 3,456 views
Last year in February, cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad published by a Danish newspaper provoked an outraged reaction from Muslims the world over. Violent mobs rioted in the streets and destroyed property to show their displeasure in having their religious icons ridiculed.
Now, just over 18 months later, a Swedish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, has followed suit and added his contribution to inciting worldwide conflagration. He drew the head of the Prophet Mohammad on a dog’s body and he’s calling it art. He has also stated that he’s not against Islam.
For his trouble, he has had a $100 000 bounty slapped on his head by the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.
Lars, how about I photoshop the head of your wife onto a naked woman’s body involved in copulation with an ostrich, and call it art? Is it still art? Is it? Or is it just something that has been done a million times already and it’s no longer funny?
What’s the point of ridiculing Islam in cartoons? The result is predictable. It’s not art, it’s pure stupidity and a desire to stick it to a religion for the hell of it. Find something else to do for your own personal amusement. Please.
Posted on August 16th, 2007 by Richard Catto 1,704 views
In London, at the Blackfriar’s court, the court proceedings of a man on trial for battering his wife to death proved to be quite a yawn for a Muslim woman jury member who solved her boredom problem by plugging into her MP3 player.
Unfortunately, her ruse was spotted by her fellow more vigilant jury members when they saw headphone wires coming out of her hijab (headscarf).
She was discharged from the jury and arrested for contempt of court. However charges will not be followed against her because of the difficulties of proving her guilt.
It is not known what music was on her MP3 player at the time of her arrest. Perhaps in the not too distant future, a top 10 chart of jurors favourite boredom curing music will be released? I’m all ears.
Posted on June 1st, 2007 by Richard Catto 3,323 views
Lina Joy is a 42 year old Malaysian woman in fear of her life because she dared to convert to Christianity from Islam.
For the past 6 years she has been through a legal ordeal in Malaysia’s courts seeking to be allowed to legally change her religion to Christianity and has now been denied that right by Malaysia’s highest court. She now has no legal recourse left to her in Malaysia.
You can’t at whim and fancy convert from one religion to another.
- Malaysia’s Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim
Lina Joy’s problem is that she was born an ethnic Malay. According to the Malaysian Constitution anyone born an ethnic Malay is a Muslim, whether they like it or not. All Muslims automatically fall under the jurisdiction of Sharia Law, which prohibits a Muslim from converting.
Rather predictably, Lina Joy’s family has disowned her, the lawyer handling her case received death threats and a frenzied irrational Islamic horde screamed "Allah Akbar" (God is Great) outside the court when they heard the final ruling.
In an ironic twist, the Malaysian Constitution claims to guarantee religious freedom.
Okay, so explain to me again how your god is great? I just don’t see it. What am I missing here?
Another useful link:
Christian Convert Fights Malaysian Law
Posted on May 30th, 2007 by Richard Catto 4,903 views
It’s been over six months since South Africa decided to end its discrimination (on the grounds of sexual orientation) and allow same sex couples the same marital rights as male and female couples, and yet the obstacles to achieving a perfect union still loom large for them.
Whereas a heterosexual couple can quite easily find a Church willing to bless their union, same-sex couples are being told NO by all the major denominations.
The Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists and Presbyterians will not be officiating over any gaggle of gay betrothals.
The Methodists are simply stalling for time – 19 of their misguided ministers are keen to catch teh ghey (sic) bouquet, whilst the rest of their number fumes over their Heresy! In the interim, they have placed a moratorium on performing any same-sex weddings.
Don’t ya just love the smell of excommunication in the morning?
Churches bar gay marriages