Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Blogging Tories and rending garments.

Well, you had to expect the Blogging Tories home page to give major play to this story:

Afghan man faces death for turning to Christianity

KABUL — The judge deciding whether an Afghan man should be executed for converting to Christianity does not understand what all the fuss is about.

"In this country, we have [a] perfect constitution. It is Islamic law and it is illegal to be a Christian and it should be punished," Judge Alhaj Ansarullah Mawawy Zada said in an interview yesterday. "In your country, two women can marry. I think that is very strange."

Bloody savages. Where on earth did they get the idea that unbelievers deserved to be put to death? Oh, wait ...

2 If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil in the sight of Jehovah thy God, in transgressing his covenant,

3 and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;

4 and it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, then shalt thou inquire diligently; and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel,

5 then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, who hath done this evil thing, unto thy gates, even the man or the woman; and thou shalt stone them to death with stones.

OK, then. Sorry I asked. Carry on.


Havril said...

"Stone them to death with stones"

The One God: Omnipotent, omniscient... redundant.

Mark Francis said...

Well, they might have used rocks...

Seriously, good to see we're fighting for freedom and democracy in Afghanistan.

That item took my already reduced enthusiam down a notch.

Anonymous said...

Live and let live....not so much, I'm thinking.