I love this short video. Here’s what it says in the description box:
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is a columnist, speaker and founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement. Originally from Iraq, Faisal now lives in the USA. In this short video, he speaks about the religion of his former country.
I think much of what he has to say about Islam can be applied to other religions, including Christianity and Judaism.
One part that really caught my attention discusses how you can pick and choose quotes from scripture and use them to justify two different views. You can find quotes that tell you to kill or shun non-believers and you can find some that say to love people. Depending on which passage you give more weight, you can find a passage that will justify your position.
I think this is one of the dangers of religion and religious scripture. I’ve written about it before, and I’ll probably end up writing about it again in the future.
So let me know what you think about the video, its contents or anything else you can think of. Thanks for reading and watching!