Facebook caves to religious demands

A short time ago there was a Facebook group which advocated drawing Mohammed. It was part of a larger project to bring home the point that nothing so silly should be held sacred. (And, in fact, nothing at all should be held sacred.) In response, Pakistan blocked Facebook. They were apparently outraged at all the depictions of their prophet child rapist. In response to that, Facebook caved.

“In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL,” said Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry, referring to the technical term for a Web page.

Facebook assured the Pakistani government that “nothing of this sort will happen in the future,” Malik said.

You got that, you 500 million Facebookers? You can communicate with your friends, family, co-workers; you can share ideas, links, videos, pictures; you can discuss politics, religion, philosophy, science; you can do it all! You just have to do it within a narrow framework which gives undue respect to a murderous, misogynistic religion that advocates dogma and ideology.

Thought of the day

So many dolts are more than happy to believe that it’s okay to demand the president lead the nation in prayer or that “under God” is historical, not religious in nature. Yet it remains:

  • 1952 – National Day of Prayer
  • 1952 – National Prayer Breakfast
  • 1954 – “under God” added to the Pledge
  • 1956 – “In God We Trust” becomes national motto

U.S. politicians did not suddenly become interested in the Christian history of the U.S. in the 50’s – if they did, they would have realized that we are not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. No. Instead they were merely gathering votes by fostering a favorable atmosphere for religion – one filled with fear and rhetoric. It all entirely connects to the Second Red Scare: say those evil commies hate God and that’s going to be a big boom to the political well being of the dominate religion.