Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Apostate And The Giant Teapot


To.finish the day what better than this, I wonder if they're tax exempt?

I can't think of many stories that shine the spotlight of stupidity on religion better than this one, today featuring Sky Kingdom and Islam.

Woman Jailed For Worshipping Teapot

A sharia court in Malaysia jailed a woman for joining a "tea-pot worshipping" cult.

Kamariah Ali, a 57 year old former teacher, was arrested in 2005 when the government of the Muslim majority country demolished the two storey high sacred tea pot and other infrastructure of the "heretical" Sky Kingdom cult.

For the eccentric sect, which emphasised ecumenical dialogue between religions, the tea pot symbolized the purity of water and "love pouring from heaven".

But in Malaysia, despite constitutional guarantees of freedom of worship, born Muslims such as Mrs Ali are forbidden from converting to other religions.

Passing sentence, the Sharia judge Mohammed Abdullah said: "The court is not convinced that the accused has repented and is willing to abandon any teachings contrary to Islam. I pray God will open the doors of your heart, Kamariah."

Mrs Ali has already been jailed once for apostasy, for 20 months in 1992.more

A little more from the Telegraph's "how about that" section.

Maybe they should stop wanking off to all the dirty bits that they listen to, might make them a tad less aggressive.

The Vatican has launched a new course to teach priests how to be less aggressive and more understanding in the confessional booth.more

And from the same article, arrogance.

The Pope has also warned that increasing numbers of Catholics are shunning confessional booths.

"Christ has chosen us to be the only ones with the power to pardon sins in his name, so this is a specific ecclesial service to which we must give priority."


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