This is from Ramadan (Wednesday, August 04, 2010) but I wanted to post it, it goes along the same lines as self-censorship, and fanatical repression of knowledge through perpetuating ignorance!
Government Enforced Terrorism ( no nothing to do with rockets and such)…
The title says it all….
So we approach Ramadan and all the hypocrites will be bleating “We are fasting” and announcing it to all asunder.
So here is my gripe with the whole thing, but first let us define what Ramadan is all about.
Ramadan is a month of fasting, which takes place every year at different times according to the appearance of a crescent moon, fasting starts from sunrise until sunset.
The month is supposed to be a month of religious contemplation and thanking God and for people to feel with the poor.
And here is where it goes wrong:
1) Feeling with the poor in the form of fasting, yes people fast but they also use it as an excuse for gluttony and greed when the fasting is broken at sunset, they spread out huge gigantic feasts, forgetting that they are supposed according to the scriptures to break their fast with a little bit of yoghurt and some date, a light meal.
I have nothing against Ramadan, but I do have something against Hypocrites and liars, and I do object to the government interfering and making laws for something that is initially a matter of “Free-will”, the choice of whether I want to fast or not, is mine alone, and if I happened to be thirsty I want to be able to take my drink whenever I want, and not risk being thrown in jail for a month, because of some draconian law that is not supposed to be there in the first place…
Hey but that is just my take on it!