The Stupidest Post Ever By Will Saletan
Found via a tweet by @joshgreenman:
Will Saletan convinces the rioters to relax (if they read Slate and are susceptible to, you know, reason).
The ridiculousness starts with the lead-in:
Dear Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Jews,
You're living in the age of the Internet. Your religion will be mocked, and the mockery will find its way to you. Get over it.
If you don't, what's happening this week will happen again and again. A couple of idiots with a video camera and an Internet connection will trigger riots across the globe. They'll bait you into killing one another.
Come on, why be "inclusive"?
I tease a Christian friend about believing in god. He teases me about not believing in god.
I mock the ridiculousness of circumcision with some regularity.
I have no fear that some Schlomo Glickstein and his mob of yeshiva students are going to drag me out of my house, rape me, and murder me for it.
Islam COMMANDS the death of those who mock Islam, Allah, or Mohammed, be they infidels or Muslims. (And the death of infidels in general, along with the installation of The New Caliphate around the globe. And you can probably guess that TNC won't be democratic or very nice to women, gays, or those not worshipping Allah.)
The hatred and bloodshed will go on until you stop taking the bait. Mockery of your prophet on a computer with an Internet address somewhere in the world can no longer be your master. Nor can the puppet clerics who tell you to respond with violence. Lay down your stones and your anger. Go home and pray. God is too great to be troubled by the insults of fools. Follow Him.
Ridiculous. The violence won't go away until the last Quran disappears from earth. The violence is built into in the religion.
Anyone who starts looking deeper than those COEXIST! bumper stickers will find that. As former Daily Kos blogger Eric Allen Bell did.
More from Bell here.