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God made me do it God made me do it
by Louie Parsons
Issue 9
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Religion for centuries has been used by tyrants, lunatics, and politicians as a baton to keep the masses subdued, a quote from old says, “Religion is the heroin of the masses.”

George W. Bush has been in the papers recently because apparently he told certain world leaders that he entered the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq because ‘GOD’ told him too.

If committed a crime tomorrow and your defence in court was “GOD TOLD ME TO DO IT” - no matter what your faith is - you will be sent to see a psychiatrist and eventually prison. What is the defining line between having religion and being a religious nutcase?

The papers say, “He was a devout Christian” and the papers say, “He was a religious fanatic” - what’s the difference? Isn’t it about time we realised that we all have faith and different opinions? Unfortunately, most of the populous are happy to keep their heads bowed and not question this new phenomenon we call mass media. Most corrupt dictators and tyrants have noticed this and are using it to their advantage and to our disadvantage.

Shouldn’t a whole nation cry when a child of the world is orphaned by a religious war or dies of a curable disease? While the rest of us are fighting over religious texts passed down over the years improvised, bastardised, manipulated and twisted in front of our eyes. Nations spend billions of euros and dollars on the military annually, but the next time you see a religious or political leader on TV calling people to arms check this out:

20,000 CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY FROM CURABLE DISEASES
3 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE ON LESS THAN TWO DOLLARS A DAY
120 MILLION CHILDREN OUT OF EDUCATION WORLDWIDE
1.4 MILLION CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR FROM LACK OF SAFE ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER AND ADEQUATE SANITATION

Most countries spend more on the military than on education, when are we going to learn?

“Your imagination is a preview of life’s coming attractions.” - Albert Einstein
“I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism.” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi

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