Monday, 27 January 2014
Religion is all about control. Control of women, children, finances, sexuality, the list is endless. A prime example of this is found here where a prominent Israeli politician is criticised by religious bigots because he has "let" his son date a non jew. Let? The son is 23. He doesn't need his father's permission in any aspect of his life. Mr Netanyahu seems fairly laid back about it. Good for him. As for those who are hand wringing and bleating about this. perhaps they should be reminded that human beings are autonomous individuals, entitled to make their own decisions. That religious belief doesn't give you the right to dictate how others conduct their lives. I don't suppose they'd listen. Perhaps it would be more direct and to the point just to tell them to fuck off.