Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Intolerance





I've been in the mood to post pictures and just sort of comment on them. The above is from this website picked up from a 50's Christian coloring book called "Listen and Do"and is kind of scary. What's even scarier, however, is the way some people are commenting on it. One comment reads "Too bad publishers are such politically correct cowards today. This coloring book is right on the mark." How can people still not understand that religious intolerance is what causes so many issues in our country? Forcing people to follow your own personal religious beliefs has caused so much death and pain in the world.

The title "Listen and Do" is also amusing and frightening because it is so gloriously propagandic. Just listen and do what we say, don't necessarily think for yourself. Please don't misunderstand me, I know many Christians are good people and never push their own beliefs on others. But the loud individuals that try to force people to believe what they say (such as the publishers of this coloring book) should be ashamed of themselves. Long live the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

1 comment:

ericdbernasek said...

Not to mention that the picture is entirely inaccurate... First of all, most Buddhists (esp. those practicing in India) don't believe in God, per se. While the Buddha is revered, he is considered by most to be, just a man. Second, the devotee offering obeisances to Buddha has a sikha (the ponytail on the back of his shaved head), indicating that he is probably a Vaishnava (or worshipper of Vishnu) and definitely not a Buddhist. Probably the most tragic thing is that Vaishnavism is a monotheistic religion, not unlike Christianity, that teaches that love for and service to God is humanity's highest aspiration, not unlike Christianity.