Sunday, February 9, 2014

Be Grateful you do not live in Nigeria!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/world/africa/nigeria-uses-law-and-whip-to-sanitize-gays.html?hp&_r=0

13 comments:

JustinO'Shea said...

.Thank God we do not live in Nigeria. . . or other Islamic African countries. In a way, though, the Nigerians are in a similar sitz to RCs. . .Legally being homosexual is punishable by civil/religious Sharia AND the vile cruel punishments prescriibed.
Ordinary adhaerents to KORAN and Sharia law are bound in conscience to uphold/support The Law.
Though not as violent Roman Catholic law is similar. . ..right? Oh officially we have not "nice words" to regulate our holding to the Law. . . but underneath are the long-standing attitudes which are not rooted out by half=hearted words. . . .

As with Nigerian gays how FREE are we to come out, to verbally reveal who we are. . . ? Oh we are free to reveal but we must suffer the consequences. . . .right?
~~~justin

Gary Kelly said...

If we have God to thank for not living in Nigeria, what does that say for the people who do?

JustinO'Shea said...

Well, GaryO, you must remember this: I was writing from my own personal view, not God's. He takes care of God-Self. . I have quite enough being accountable for myself! LOL
I know there sre more thsn s few who have fled Nigeria, esp from Northern Nigeria which is almost totally Muslim. . and more are trying to get out, to find a country or fiefdom who will take them in!
I don't envision God like a chessmaster moving the pawns around. It is my simple opinion that G-d created humankind with more than sufficient intelligence to run her/his life effectively without G-d pulling strings or feather-dusters.
~~ JustinO

jimm said...

JustinO'Shea said...

JIMM posted
jimm has left a new comment on your post "Be Grateful you do not live in Nigeria!":

Imagine holding the Olympics in Nigeria...

Makes me wonder if any modern-day Arab/Islamic nation has ever hosted the Olympics?
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Sorry, JIMM, I mssed up posting your comment. My correction. . . ;-)

Stew Adams said...

This is why we have a separation of church and state. And until 100% of the people can agree on one religion, that's the was it should stay.

JustinO'Shea said...

Ans, Stew, this separation must be preserved for healthy living. . .when one church dominates people are not free.

J said...

They don't call it the dark continent for nothing.

jimm said...

Yeah J, do they still eat their young?

j/k... j/k...

Gary Kelly said...

The problem with the "dark continent" is that superstition, which is essentially no different from voodoo and black magic, is still prevalent.

The thing with Christianity is that Jesus wasn't a witchdoctor. He did far more practical things like turn water into wine, and figure out how to feed the multitude without a Maccas or KFC in the hood.

The human propensity for superstition is indeed a worry because it ignores rational thinking and logic, particularly in relation to minorities.

JustinO'Shea said...

hmmm. . .no jiujew. .? cool.

Coop said...

The issue of Muslim states is very complicated.
I studied Islam from the historical side in college just because I wanted to understand what the hell happened on 9/11. Historically, Islam tolerated Christians. And some of the talk about them persecuting Christians in Jerusalem was a clever lie to have a crusade. "So..." I wondered "why does the Taleban hate everybody?"
(Am I off track here)

What's happening these days has a lot to do, I think, with the Muslim brotherhood and this desire to get back to Shariah law... which some Muslims revere more than others.

Unfortunatley, Islam's followers don't stand up to each other. Y'think a tolerant Christian pastor would smile and nod as Fred Phelps spouted vile filth? Nope. So why are Muslims silent. There's a strong secular culture in Turkey. An an underground one in Iran.

J said...

Interestingly enough, a month and a day ago there were credible reports of a "Christian" leader in the Central African Republic who was publically seen lunching on the leg of a Muslim he had killed. You may recall that Bokassa, who was briefly the emperor of the Central African Republic about 30 years back (and commissioned a diamond covered throne from Cartier)was widely reported to be a cannibal, as was the late dictator Idi Amin of Uganda Cannibalism is reported to be a cultural imperative among numerous tribes in the Congo. I doubt if these fellows dine on their children, unless in a pinch. The only good thing I can say about these fellows is that at least they eat what they kill rather than discard the carcass; that's a hallmark of a good hunter.