Friday, November 30, 2007

The Mohammed Bear Affair - More Evidence of Arrested Development

In a previous article I argued that religion hampers the development of true morality. Once again with the ‘Mohammad bear affair’ we see more proof that religion also limits intellectual development. Intellect when considered in its fullest sense requires the successful use or application of the three areas of intelligence i.e. problem solving capacity (IQ), emotional intelligence, 'relationship management' (EQ) and spiritual intelligence, 'character development' (SQ). It is also worth remembering that the ability to reason in ‘humans’ is not developed until about the age of nine.

If a bunch of seven year olds and their teacher can create a sense of insult to the fragile egos of supposedly reasonable adults what chance for the future do those tainted by this ‘madness’ (and the rest of us) have. Back in the old days when they had spears or bows and arrows and they where more isolated we may not have needed to worry too much about a bunch of ‘wackos’ brutalizing or slaughtering each other in the Horn of Africa.

Today things are different. With us all needing to address serious problems of our existence it is time for the rest of us to stand, speak out and take action to consign this blurred reality (fantasy) of the masses to the “dustbin of history” where it belongs. Global communication means that religious poison can be spread to all corners of humanity. Childlike ‘we are insulted’ cries by parental minded dictatorial fully-grown ‘adults’ must not go unheeded… they must be stomped on.

‘God’ when will these people grow up, a plea for a saner world!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Hey teacher/preacher leave those kids alone!

The eight year old son of a friend came home recently from a school in Beijing distressed because his dad was going to hell. His mother is upset and enormous stress has been placed on the family by the incident. Why was this child disturbed? Because his irresponsible prosthelyzing teacher told him dad’s trip to hell was pretty much inevitable.

Reminds me of this event… ‘David Paszkiewicz of the Kearny School District faces public scrutiny over religious discourse delivered in his high school history class. One of his students, Matthew LaClair, broke the story by providing taped recordings of Paszkiewicz's lectures. In September 2006, the teacher spoke on the fallacies of evolution and described dinosaurs as present on Noah's Ark. He continued telling his students that, "If you reject his [Jesus] gift of salvation, then you know where you belong ... If you reject that, you belong in hell."’ (1)

When will these subverters of the young be stopped.

If you are as outraged by this ‘teacher’s’ lousy behaviour as I am or you have your own experiences to recount, please comment below.

Its been a while since I’ve written I guess because I no longer live in Indonesia and I suppose the lack of a manic mullah screaming a call to prayer through a loudspeaker five times a day has made my environment a little more real.

ref: 1)