Monday, March 27, 2006

The crazy realm of religion

Abdul Rahman the Afghan who converted to Christianity many years ago and who was perilously at the verge of being executed for becoming a Muslim apostate is now being freed. Relatives of his had told the court that the case against Rahman should be dismissed on the grounds that he's insane. But as Massimo Pigluicci rightly points out, "The sadly ironic thing, of course, is that the very notion of punishing (by death or otherwise) someone for his beliefs is the real insanity."

Down the rabbit hole we go when we examine religion where things just get curioser and curioser, crazier and crazier.

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