not so fast pedobear…

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I will be the first to admit that there are a lot of things that are fun to mock when it comes to religion… and I do my fair share of mocking. That being said I do believe there is a point where it isn’t funny anymore and the joke just goes too far. Today a friend of mine, also an atheist, posted the above image on his facebook page and all I could think was.

 Are you serious?

One of the saddest, most sickening facts about many religions is the oppression of women and young girls.  Whether it is rape, beatings, genital mutilation or simply being treated as property rather than a human being, these things go on every day.  For some reason people seem to treat the acts I mentioned as these mythical other-world problems that are not relevant here in the United States, and aren’t committed by the mainstream  religious people of our country. Well let me be the first to assure you that  this is absolutely not so… the torture, degradation and overall disrespect towards women takes place every day and right in your own back yard…

 So the point of this is that if you want to make a joke that is you prerogative, but by posting things like this, thinking it is funny, you are simply supporting the notion that women’s rights need not be taken seriously… and on that we will never see eye-to-eye

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One thought on “not so fast pedobear…

  1. Did you know that, in Afghanistan, rape wasn’t even considered a CRIME until around 2008? I will never even VISIT a Muslim-majority nation, for fear of getting trapped there, mostly.

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