Thursday, December 20, 2007
One of my dreams is to start a non-profit group called RIFYS (Read It For Your Self), which will encourage people to read and study and meditate upon their own religion's holy books and not do it the modern lazy-ass way of having some evangelist or some wide-eyed fanatic or even a well-meaning person of the cloth read it and interpret it for you. It seems to me that the people who are hollering the loudest about what Jesus would do have never read the Bible other than in little out-of-context chunks spoon fed to them by someone with their own (usually hate- or fear-based) agenda. Likewise these Muslim terrorists -- or terrorists of any faith -- who are supposedly doing God's will murdering innocents -- or murdering guilties either. That's not what Muhammed would do and you obviously haven't read the Koran, you've let Ayotollahs and other nut jobs read it for you. Read it for your self. Read the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, the Bhagavad-Gita for YOUR SELF. Nobody can tell you what these scriptures mean to you except you.