November 12, 2012

I Worship the Sphinx and Pyramids

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Rusty's God, Bob the Magnificent

My God & faith demand that I worship the Sphinx and pray toward the pyramids. They are my idols. I worship them.

So, now that the so-called "moderate Islamists" know that people actually do worship these idols, is it now okay to destroy them?

An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week......

Sheikh Abdel Fattah Moro, called the live program and told Gohary that famous historic military commander Amr ibn al-Aas did not destroy statues when he conquered Egypt.

“So who are you to do it?” he wondered. “The Prophet destroyed the idols because people worshiped them, but the Sphinx and the Pyramids are not worshiped.”

Freedom of religion: I do not think it means what you think it means.

And obviously, you get the point I'm trying to make here. That no government has the power to destroy religious icons, even if those religious icons are offensive to the majority within that country.

That's what freedom of religion means: the ability to worship whatever you want, even idols.

But on a lark I did a Google search for "praying to the pyramids in Egypt" and what do you know: some new-age types actually do pray to them. Or toward them. Or use them as a mantra. Or whatever.

So, how do the so-called "moderates" like dem apples?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:21 AM | Comments |