Many people will find that criticising religion upsets people, quite a lot…
…when it’s their religion, otherwise they don’t care. To be fair, it is uncomfortable having undefendable ideas attacked. Jehovah’s Witness take it better than others, relishing the persecution promised by their loving god. But, in general, religious people seem to think that their belief is reason in itself for it not to be criticised.
Sometimes just the mild implication of criticism, like a picture…
Image displayed on Face Of Muhammed in solidarity with JP, the cartoonist.
…can spark death threats and riots.
I’m going to be fair, not all religious people go to church/synagogue/temple/mosque, or whatever, pay tithes, or try to spread their “truth”. But, they generally, even if not financially, but simply through prayer, or simply opinion, support missionaries ramming their beliefs down other people’s throats in third world countries, and pretty much doing to other people’s beliefs what they insist must not be done to theirs. No, it’s not a sermon “on do unto others…”
This is actually a confirmation that, according to the Bible, those who believe in its loving deity, have every right to be over sensitive, and in fact, God will rush to their aid, should they simply call upon him.
“He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. From there he went on to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria. 2 Kings 2:23-25
Yup, even if someone teases your baldness, you have every right to become homicidally offended and call upon God to kill the people doing it.
See how loving God is.