In the name of God.
I'm a fairly decent human being. Not for any particular reason, it's just the way I was raised. I try not to fuck people over, I don't steal, I'm haven't murdered anyone yet, I try to treat others in much the same way as I like to be treated, I'm kind to animals, children, old folk and so on.
I'm not patting myself on the back over it either, most of us are decent folk.
Naturally this means we have a moral centre. Now some people say this moral centre-if you will- comes from God. Others-Dawkins say- suggest it might come from a herd mentality developed over many centuaries.
Well I'm not so sure about that, I have a feeling my morality comes from my experiences and life thus far. Who is to say if I had been brought up in extreme poverty I wouldn't steal, or if I had been beaten and abused as a child I might now be a beater and abuser? Either way I'm glad I don't have to spend much of my time pondering these things as it seems my natural way is to not be an evil fucking bitch, and if God is behind that then so be it.
What I would wonder is why so many people use God's name to be evil monsters? Monsters who feel that by invoking his name they can get away with being the most miserable disgusting, cruel, vicious behaviour.
Beat your wife into submission. =I did it because the bible says wives should submit and she was too uppity.
Disfigure the private parts of young men and woman when they are too young and frightened to defend themselves. Why God wants it thusly. (you would have to ask the question, if he made us in his image why he'd want his children being butchered)
Celibate- God ordained it.
Treat women as second class. God. (natch I can't find any mention for this anywhere in the bible, but there you go)
Treat gays as scum-old God, although everyone lets the shellfish eaters away with murder, same too the polyester/cotton blend mix wearers.
Anyhoo, there are a whole lot of rules and variations on what God might or might not want and a lot of these depend on what particular religion you follow.
Is divorce really that bad? Well to a Catholic, sure.
What about eating pork? Not if you are Muslim.
Leaving on a boy's foreskin? Not if you are jewish.
Getting a blood transfussion? A Jehovah's Witness would rather die.
What am I on about this fine morning?
I'm on about the story that follows. I'm on about something all faith's should agree on, regardless of denomination or creed.
We should protect the vulnerable, we should give the succor. 'Suffer little children come to me,' Jesus is reported to have said.
If we witness suffering it is our moral obligation to speak out, to defend the weak. And that should be something we do regardless if we believe in God, The flying spagetti Monster, Allah, or Manolos.
It is the right thing to do.
That way people like the following scumbag can't get an opportunity to wreak hell on earth on God's name.
From today's Sun.
"AN evil foster mother was yesterday convicted of horrifically abusing three children — to raise them “in accordance with her faith”.
Fanatical Jehovah’s Witness Eunice Spry, 62, believed the two girls and a boy were possessed by the Devil and wanted to “purify” them.
She beat them with sticks and metal bars, forced them to drink bleach and eat their own vomit and faeces, and starved them naked in a locked room for a month.
She also kicked them, pushed sticks down their throats, strangled them, forced their hands on a hot cooker and rubbed their faces with sandpaper, a court was told.
The kids were banned from listening to pop or wearing trendy clothes — and were punished if found with sweets or music mags.
One punishment saw the trio, identified only as Victims A, B and C, forced to stay totally still for long periods. If they moved they would be beaten as a further deterrent.
The abuse went undetected for almost 20 years as Spry pulled the youngsters out of school and taught them at her two rat-infested homes in Tewkesbury, Gloucs.
Council inspectors also failed to spot the horror despite regularly visiting to check on the kids’ education.
But it finally came to light in December 2004, when Victim A — one of the two girls — ran away from home.
Victim B and Victim C, the boy, made statements to police and Spry, estranged from her second husband, was arrested in February 2005.
Doctors called the kids’ injuries “extraordinary”. They also had depression. Both girls had attempted suicide.
Spry, described as chilling and cold, denied abusing the three and said she was only trying to bring them up according to her faith.
She told a jury at Bristol Crown Court: “I sweated blood for those children. I went to great lengths to protect them from immorality.
“From a Christian point of view we expect our children to be obedient. As it says in the Bible, ‘Children, be obedient to your parents and make the Lord proud’.”
But after a five-week trial, jurors convicted her of 24 counts of abuse between 1986 and 2005 — plus two of intimidating witnesses.
Judge Simon Darwall-Smith remanded Spry in custody pending reports before she is sentenced next month.
Her three victims — now young adults — went to live with Spry as youngsters with social services approval.
But Victim A said they were treated as “slaves”, rarely allowed out and told to lie about their bruises . She said: “We were beaten, starved, drowned in the bath and kicked down the stairs.
“Mum had an array of sticks, and would beat us with them and kick us till we were collapsing with pain.
“If we screamed she’d push the sticks down our throats.”
Victim A said the family’s homes were infested with rats and the children would often sleep on the floor.
At one point she said Spry made her wear a sign on her back at her local Jehovah’s Witnesses church, reading: “This child is evil. Do not look at her or talk to her.”
The girl said her earliest memory was of Spry making her eat dog food and, when she was sick, eat the vomit.
Victim B said Spry had a system of punishments for lying — heavily prohibited by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She said: “She’d pour washing-up liquid down our throats and say, ‘Don’t throw up or you’ll have more’. We were told not to speak to anyone. She believed other people were worldly as they didn’t believe in her religion.” Victim C said: “I can only describe mother’s punishment methods as torture.”
Those poor little children. If there is a God, I hope he reserves a seat on the shuttle bus straight to hell for that miserable bitch.