Humans have walked on the moon.
We’ve sent robots to the outer most limits of our solar system.
We’ve split the atom.
We’ve peered billions of years into the past to watch stars explode.
We’ve created a system by which all humans on the earth can communicate with one another no matter how far apart, how high above or far below the earth.
We’ve even created life with the seemingly infertile.
All this we owe to reason, to the sciences, to logic and human ingenuity.
What lofty goals we have achieved.
Comparatively what have superstitions given us? Tales and stories at its best.
Its worst is being brought to bear on Molly Norris. She’s a cartoonist and the creator of a “Draw Mohammed Day” – an exercise to show the insane reactions that fundamentalists have. It was an exercise that should have left everyone laughing.
Ardent believers of ancient superstitions have taken away Molly’s freedom. The Seattle Weekly News writes:
The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, “going ghost”: moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It’s all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon.
How in this day and age are these bullshit beliefs tolerated? That people would threaten violence over fairy tales, much less cartoons of fairy tales, is intolerable.
Will you continue this legacy of stone-age nonsense or will you help this generation and the next leave behind this worthless, puerile crap called religion?