Sunday, January 01, 2012

I wonder if Cee Lo thinks ‘all religion’s is true’

By now we all know that Cee Lo Green butchered John Lennon’s classic song Imagine with the following change to the lyrics.

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And all religion’s true

I wonder if Cee Lo thinks these examples of religion are true?

In India, a seven year old girl was ritually murdered and her liver was sacrificed to the gods for a better harvest.

"A seven-year-old girl was sacrificed by two persons superstitiously believing that the act would give a better harvest," Narayan Das, the police chief of Bijapur district, told AFP by telephone.

In Boliva, a Christian Pentecostal pastor murdered his sister during an exorcism. He claimed the devil entered his body and pushed his sister’s head under water.

"An evil spirit entered me, took control of my hand and began to submerge my little sister," Marca purportedly told police. "Satan was inside the tub."

In Worcester, Massachusetts, a catholic priest, Rev. Lowe Dongor, stands accused of possession of child pornography. He faces defrocking for his misdeeds… and prison.  

Following Vatican officials’ “clarification” that child pornography possession is included in the grounds for removal from the priesthood, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester has asked the pope to defrock Dongor.

Islamic religious terrorists bombed a Nigerian Christian church, Killing as many as 43 people. 73 people were wounded.

“I was able to identify 20 parishioners that died in the explosions,” Achi said in an e-mailed statement today. “Yesterday, they brought in a list of 23 others confirmed to have died in the blast.”

In Israel, fundamentalist Jews spit on little girls.

It seems that a sub-group of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews (known in Israel as Haredi) of that village have been stoning, taunting, cursing and spitting at an 8-year-old girl as she walks to school each day.  The girl herself is an Orthodox child who, along with her mother, dresses in the "modest" style common among Modern Orthodox and Hasidic women.

And in Ohio, watch out for your beards. A break away Amish sect faces hate crime charges for cutting the beards off of other Amish men, and the hair off of Amish women.

The five attacks between September and November involved cutting women’s hair and men’s beards and hair. That’s considered deeply offensive in Amish culture.

I see nothing ‘true’ here Cee Lo Green. It is just more examples of hate and ignorance, plus a propensity towards violence that I find shocking. But then I…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

And I find hope.