Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
- Voltaire, 1694-1778
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 – 1832
You cannot trust your judgment if your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain, 1835-1910
The Blasphemy Law was contrived and imposed on Pakistan by the Ultra-Mulla General Zia-ul-Haq (1977-1988) after he toppled the civilian government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The N2I infested people accepted it with delight.
In my view, God, His messengers, and the Scripture are above and beyond calumny. Blasphemy is strongly rejected in the Qur'an.
Christopher Hitchens wrote on the title of his book: RELIGION POISONS EVERYTHING. I agree that MAZHAB (manmade religion or N2I) poisons everything.
N2I is the most nefarious killer of humanity in all aspects. N2I is the sole cause of Muslims' retardation globally. Unfortunately, the Mullas have strong street power among the N2I followers regardless of their education and social status. This street power thwarts any attempts toward saner views coming from any section of the society. The Law thrives on the popular sick sentiment of the masses.
As for the Qur'an, about 99% Muslims never read the Qur'an to understand it. They recite it only to get (spurious) rewards in the Hereafter. And the Muslim clergy, themselves devoid of Qur'anic knowledge, try to keep people disconnected from the Book. One of their methods has been their "Imams" translating it in contradictory and incomprehensible ways and mixing their translations and Tafseers with very questionable Hadith.
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