Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Honoring Charlie Hebdo

In honor of the expression of free speech by the team at Charlie Hebdo and everywhere else in the world that supports it:

If you believe in God, you can be sure that He will wreck vengeance on you if you commit murder in His name.

Quoting Salman Rushdie from Time: "I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. Religion, a medieval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms.  This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today."

And quoting Rushdie from "But there's one thing we must all be clear about; terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means.  Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals.  Instead they are out to murder innocent people."