Friday, September 26

Why the West craves materialism & why the East sticks to religion: By Imran Khan

Here is an article by the most amazing Pakistani Leader of Opposition. A beautiful example of how ignorance mixed with a stupid idea of religion mixed in the crucible of politics makes you come across as a blithering idiot. Lets not forget that this man, for all his new found piety, abandoned his daughter. So the very idea of hearing about how good a Muslim he is, is anathema to my ears. 

Second, as an example of muddled thinking, he mixes east, religion, family, Pakistan, all into this incredibly stupid mess. He forgets that the east was the place where a religion came to being without a concept of a god like Jainism. Or charvakya in Hinduism. But then again, for him to admit that India or anything pertaining to India exists will be difficult. And he takes off on the Ahmadi's. 

finally, this man has an execrable sense of history if he thinks that religion hasn't killed in the east. Do you know son, Muslims have killed far more Muslims than any non Muslims? Or the huge religious wars in Asia? Heck, does he forget the terror wars in Pakistan against the Shia? 

This is what happens when religion goes into the brain son. Stay away from organised religion. Stay away from people who bang on about how good their religion is. More importantly, stay away from the useful idiots who look up to excrescences  like this fellow. They suck out intelligence from their surroundings leaving a fact and smartness and intelligence barren scorched landscape behind. And this is for all religions. The Catholics who protest against abortion or contraception or Hindus who bang on about maryada or Santan Dharma without having even read one book or behave like hooligans or these kinds of Muslims who think like this. 




Why the West craves materialism & why the East sticks to religion: By Imran Khan > Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf > Insaf News

My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite schools in Pakistan. Despite gaining independent, they were, and still are, producing replicas of public schoolboys rather than Pakistanis.

I read Shakespeare, which was fine, but no Allama Iqbal — the national poet of Pakistan. The class on Islamic studies was not taken seriously, and when I left school I was considered among the elite of the country because I could speak English and wore Western clothes.

Despite periodically shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in school functions, I considered my own culture backward and religion outdated. Among our group if any one talked about religion, prayed or kept a beard he was immediately branded a Mullah.

Because of the power of the Western media, our heroes were Western movie stars or pop stars. When I went to Oxford already burdened with this hang up, things didn’t get any easier. At Oxford, not just Islam, but all religions were considered anachronism.

Science had replaced religion and if something couldn’t be logically proved it did not exist. All supernatural stuff was confined to the movies. Philosophers like Darwin, who with his half-baked theory of evolution had supposedly disproved the creation of men and hence religion, were read and revered.

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