Tag Archives: religion

Gay marriage to be introduced

By Anton

Finally, the British government has decided to once and for all, destroy the sacredness of marriage. This bill will be a great leap forward for Britain, for the government is showing the populace that we no longer cling to the bible. I hope that this deals a great blow to the church, as even in debate the church exposed itself as the homophobic, reactionary organisation that it is.

It’s sickening that this organisation has such a grip on the people.

If we have abandoned Leviticus 18:22, surely we should abandon the patriarchy, misogyny, racist, and stupid laws that result from the bible? I wish this to be the first step, among many, to the decline, and abolition of religion. I do not wish for these revolutionary acts against the reaction to come from the government, I want them to come from the people themselves.
One day our eyes will be opened to the fantasies that we were fed as children, and that are shoved down the throats of our children.

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Daily Headline – 18/05/13

Afghan Muslims stop ban on violence against women

Religion bin15 minutes into the debate by Afghan politicians on whether or not to ban violence against women and ‘angry scenes’ stopped the proceedings.

Back in 2009 Afghan MP’s opposed a law being passed to ban violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages however the bill was passed by President Karzai using his ‘Presidential decree’.

The BBC quotes:

During the debate, mullahs and other traditionalist MPs accused President Karzai of acting against Islamic Sharia law by signing the decree in the first place, the BBC’s David Loyn reports from Kabul.

In particular, they demanded a change to the law so that men cannot be prosecuted for rape within marriage, our correspondent said.

Islam/Sharia law/religion = a pile of shit

Daily Headline – 16/05/13

A day of Islam…

Religion binToday, like many days, the world news is dominated by Islam and as usual, for all the wrong reasons.

Egypt

Islamist gunmen kidnap seven Egypt security personnel in Sinai and demand that jailed militants are released in exchange for the men.

Iraq

Sectarian violence strikes again as bombings kill 17 in Baghdad and more shooting occurring in the north.

Iran

Iranian government wants talk with world leaders over its nuclear program in what some suspect will only be a case of unreasonable demands as they try to blackmail the west.

Syria

Islamist rebels execute 11 Syrian soldiers for “massacres” carried out by the military.

Afghanistan

15 foreigners are killed (6 of which were American) after a suicide car bombing in Kabul.

Yemen

Austrian man Dominik Neubaur was forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint after he was kidnapped.

Daily Headline – 21/03/13

Kurdish independence bid from Turkey over?

Kurdistan flagIt seems that the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) has given up on its 30 year guerilla campaign for an independent Kurdish state.

Abdullah Ocalan the imprisoned PKK leader will announce today, the day of Newroz (Kurdish and Persian new year), that there will be a ceasefire between them and the Turkish authorities.

Ocalan has stated that in his ‘peace roadmap’ that the Kurdish people did not demand a separate independent state, but that substantial constitutional and judicial changes that would guarantee Turkey’s Kurdish population all cultural rights and give more power to local authorities.

There is still uncertainty about what will happen next as negotiations between Ocalan and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan continue. One hope is that Abdullah Ocalan will be released from prison and take up party politics for the 2015 Turkish general elections. This could lead to a democratic independence bid.

Turkey has 3 major parties:

1st AKP – similar to UKIP (right-wing)
2nd CHP – similar to Labour (centralist)
3rd MHP – similar to the BNP (far-right)

Turkey has 3 left-wing parties, the BDP, TKP and EMEP. At the 2011 elections the BDP didn’t take part and their candidates all stood as independents as their former incarnation, the DTP had to disband due to being pro Kurdish.
If the BDP stood as a party they would be the 4th largest with TKP and EMEP both being very small parties.

Whatever happens with Ocalan and the Kurdish situation one thing is for sure, Turkey will continue to be incredibly right-wing and extremely religious and reactionary for a long time to come.

God and the state

By Anton

Every state, with no exception, has been an instrument by which a privileged few have wielded power over the immense the majority.
Every church has been the loyal ally of the state in the subjugation of mankind. Bakunin best sums up this relationship between inequality and religion in his book ‘god and the state’. Religion, by it’s very nature, minimises the role of humanity, instead replacing it with the glory of God.

Bakunin writes:
“God being everything, the real world and man are nothing. God being truth, justice, goodness, beauty, power, and life, man is falsehood, iniquity, evil, ugliness, impotence, and death. God being master, man is the slave.”

As with the state, Religion and God are the enemies of and limit equality and liberty. Because of this, to quote Bakunin again: “if God existed, it would be necessary to abolish him”.
As long as there is a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth; as long as there is a state, we will not be free, we will not be equal, and we will be exploited by a privileged minority. Have no illusions about religion, it teaches us to be content and sit here with folded arms. Instead of bringing earth to the heavens, it tells us to be content with the conditions we are in, not to create our own paradise on earth, or so to speak.