On Honor Killings

 Posted by on August 27, 2012
Aug 272012
 

God is angry because he said holy shit, not holy shot

Our history is soaked in the blood of honor killings; violent and merciless death in the name of religion and God. Millions have perished before their time, their lives brutally ended for nothing. For religion. We the Jews have most markedly suffered over thousands of years of history anti-semitic mass extinctions. To this day, in our much safer, civilized society, humans feel the shadow of violent religion lurking. There are many manifestations of religious violence, some of it subtle and more commonplace, some of it shocking bloodshed. Be it genocides led by angry mobs in African countries or a lone cold-blooded monster that enters a holy place and opens fire, people continue to be compelled by religion to shoot, hang, stone, rape, destruct

Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

  2 Responses to “On Honor Killings”

  1. 1. The commendation above is valid.

    2. I don’t think ‘liberal believer’ is necessary for the benefits of religion you describe. It’s a live and let live attitude about others which may or may not coexist with liberalism in religion or elsewhere. For example: In Poland during WWII there were both doctrinal catholics and liberals among the minority who helped and hid Jews.
    We call it ayin toiv.

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