Saturday, December 3, 2011

What the F**k??

As I muddle my way through learning how to do this blogging stuff, I attempt another experiment in this post.

If you click on the title above, you will jump to a story about a supposed 'study' in Saudi Arabia that links women drivers with prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, and divorce. Oh, and the increasing loss of virgins in that country.

As I said, "WHAT THE F**K???

Assuming that this story is not a joke, the only conclusion a person can come to after reading this is that a large number of people in Saudi Arabia are amazingly ignorant. But perhaps it is a case of the power of religion that has (or is) attempting to subvert the minds of its believers.

I don't want to get into any deep philosophical or political discussions here, mainly because the last thing I am is well acquainted with either philosophy or politics. I can't help but think I'm glad I don't live in Saudi or in some other country in which religion has a strangle hold over the citizens. The US isn't perfect by any means, but at least we're not being told ridiculous sh*t like this!

3 comments:

  1. I followed your comment on Dr. Grumpy's blog to your blog, and I'm intrigued by your comment that you're thankful that you don't live in a "country in which religion has a strangle hold over the citizens". While the US certainly isn't Saudi Arabia (thankfully), it appears to be far more influenced by religion than Canada (where I live). I'm constantly shocked by how religion in the States is used to prevent same-sex marriage and restrict women's access to abortions, two things that are fairly widely accepted here in Canada.

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  2. Hi SD,
    I guess that statement was more wishful thinking than reality. I have to admit that you're correct about the way same-sex marriage is treated here. I shouldn't take pokes at other people or countries considering the US has its own prejudices and problems. I don't belong to any organized religion; in my mind God made everyone the way they are supposed to be. Many offenses have been perpetrated against individuals and societies in the name of 'God'. I don't understand any of them, to be honest. I hope that someday things here in the US change. If we're lucky it might even by in my lifetime.

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