Religious People Suck

News from Jerusalem, the most holy city in the world:

In a Holy City fissured by faith, finding a consensus on anything among Jewish, Christian and Muslim clerics is a near-miraculous occurrence. Yet Jerusalem's rabbis, priests and imams have united, however briefly, to stop the city's Gay Pride parade. For some of their followers, the issue is worth spilling blood over: An unknown extremist Jewish group pasted up signs announcing a $500 "reward" for every gay man or woman killed during the parade, which is scheduled for Nov. 10. Several ultra-orthodox rabbis have vowed to mobilize more than 100,000 protesters to shut down Jerusalem on the day of the parade, and police warn that some groups plan to pelt the marchers with apples jagged with razor blades.

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  1. Kimmers
    Nov 09, 2006 @ 17:39:00

    Lovely. And yet all of these people will claim their religion espouses loving one's enemies, turning the other cheek, walk a mile in someone else's shoes, etc. etc. They're all lying sacks of shit.

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  2. Citizen Geek
    Nov 09, 2006 @ 21:20:00

    You have to remember that these are extremes of these religions. Do not judge these religions from this representation. As a Jew myself I view orthodox Jews as nuts. But this is sad. If this is the way these three groups of people unite then they all deserve to kill each other, and get no sympathy from me.

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  3. Bookmole
    Nov 10, 2006 @ 02:04:00

    Shit. And shit again. There should be a This is Bad button. Why does sex, which is, after all, just the rubbing together of some body parts, cause so much trouble!

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  4. lightandstorm
    Nov 10, 2006 @ 08:27:00

    Ouch. That hurts to read. :(People shouldn't try to find the negative things to agree on, but the positive. Common enemy does not breed anything but a temporary cease fire, and it sucks when the enemy is not really an enemy at all.

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  5. Timmy!
    Nov 10, 2006 @ 09:52:00

    Citizen: Yes, these are the extremes of those religions. Show me similar extreme behavior from an atheist community.

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  6. Crystal
    Nov 10, 2006 @ 10:27:00

    OMG: "some groups plan to pelt the marchers with apples jagged with razor blades." I can't imagine God or Jesus advocating that. Mind-boggling. This just makes me so so so so so sad.

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  7. CalaVerde
    Nov 10, 2006 @ 13:38:00

    I am thoroughly disgusted.

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