Thursday, January 7, 2010
Did you know you could be accused of "warring against God"?
In the NYTimes:
At least five protesters arrested in Iran last week during antigovernment demonstrations will be tried on charges of warring against God, which carries the death sentence if they are found guilty, Iran’s judiciary said Thursday.
"Warring against God" is the best shibboleth known to man to buttress abuse and oppression. No wonder it was tried by Christian Grand Inquisitors, such as Savonarola and Diego Deza in Fifteenth-Century Europe. Are we back to autos-da-fe? These days nothing resembles more good all Inquisition than Iranian Theocracy!
The Pyrrhic paeanism of the right-wing mullahs is comparable to Torquemada's fate (Spanish people loved him so much that he had to travel at all times with 50 mounted guards and 250 armed men!). Of course, priests -being so close to Allah- have the advantage of direct-line communication.
Why is it always that God sides with the status quo? Why cannot God take side with the disenfranchised and exploited?
I counter: If there is a God, HE must be nauseated with the Supreme Leader's abuse of power -and the antics of his minion.