Please respect my religion!

Please respect my religion!


Freethought Films presents
Please Respect My Religion! by D.M. Murdock
aka Acharya S We are often asked to respect people’s religions. In the first place, many religious ideas are very disrespectful to human beings and are not worthy of respect. Secondly, what about people respecting OUR religion in return? The word “religion” comes from the Latin noun “religio” which means, among other things, scrupulousness or conscientiousness. In my perspective of reality I endeavor to be extremely scrupulous and conscientious, hence one could call me religious, and my perspective, religion. My religion does not call people infidels, heretics, goyim, heathens, or sinners, who are other and alien, … unlike us, and worthy of contempt, exploitation, or worse. – If you are non-Muslim, then you’re guilty of not believing in God. Please respect my religion. My religion does not call for nonbelievers to be derogated, hated, subjugated, or enslaved. Please respect my religion. My religion has no giant anthropomorphized male god in the sky, somewhere “out there” separate and apart from humanity, who dictates our every waking moment. Please respect my religion. My religion says there are no divinely revealed facts straight from the mouth of God that represent the one true thing. Please respect my religion. My religion neither promises heaven nor threatens hell, exploiting neither greed nor fear. Please respect my religion. My religion does not ask people to believe blindly and without scientific evidence, in supernatural saviors, prophets, or avatars of a particular ethnicity or culture. Please respect my religion. My religion objects to so-called “holy texts” full of violence, brutality, and cruelty. Please respect my religion. My religion prohibits the murder of women and girls in order to protect honor. Please respect my religion. My religion prohibits child marriages and other forced marriages. Please respect my religion. My religion objects to forcing people to cover up simply because they have genitals of a particular gender. Please respect my religion. My religion objects to gender apartheid in which men and women are segregated purely because of their genitals. Please respect my religion. My religion prohibits the mutilation of children’s genitals of either gender based on religious dictates. Please respect my religion. My religion is based on consciousness, not genitalia. Please respect my religion. My religion values scientific observation and humane morals, not superstitious beliefs and violent fanaticism. Please respect my religion. My religion does not allow for death or other punishment for apostasy or blasphemy. Please, respect my religion. My religion opposes invasion, rape, and robbery in the name of a god. Please, respect my religion. My religion prohibits beheading or otherwise murdering living, breathing human beings in order to defend it from insults. Please, respect my religion. My religion values life more than death and prohibits killing in its name. Please, respect my religion. My religion does not allow for hand amputations for theft, or stoning and hanging for adultery. Please respect my religion. My religion prohibits homosexuals from being hanged or otherwise murdered simply because of their sexual orientation. Please respect my religion. My religion treats children with kindness, love, and affection, not beating them and teaching them hatred of others. – Judgement Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims will kill them… Please respect my religion. My religion does not require prayer once, five times, or any other amount per day. Please respect my religion. My religion is not interested in mind control, so what you do within the privacy of your own mind is up to you. But, my religion says that disrupting the public square and workplace for prayer is anti-social, aggressive, and obnoxious. Please respect my religion. My religion objects to loud ringing of bells and shouting through loudspeakers, tormenting neighbors and causing divisiveness. Please respect my religion. My religion exhorts people to expose and speak out against oppression, censorship, human rights violations, and animal abuse, wherever they may be found, in whatever culture, or country, and practiced by whatever ethnicity or religion. Please respect my religion. My religion calls for people to object to religious beliefs that are vicious, hateful, sexist, and violent, regardless of the religion, faith, sect, or cult. Please respect my religion. My religion calls for dignity and respect for the individual, who is free to believe or disbelieve at any given moment, as opposed being forced to adhere to a particular religion, through threats of violence and hellfire. Please, respect my religion. My religion encourages singing, dancing, joy, and general freedom to love life. (Sunrise fanfare from ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ (Strauss)) Please, respect my religion! A Freethought Films production In association with
StellarHousePublishing.com Music by Kevin MacLeod
Incompetech.com [Legal notice, fair use] Biblical quotes used here are
from the KJV, RSV, or NIV. For image credits, see:
FreeThoughtFilms.com

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