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Ridiculous People or Ridiculous Religion

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I really loved this video on Youtube that talks about South Park's view on religion. South Park is a great show that parodies anything and everything.

It sums some of my views on people and religion. I've commented on them in a variety of places, but these posts stands out for me.

http://yaminb.blogspot.com/2016/02/religious-repulsion.html
http://yaminb.blogspot.ca/2016/08/in-praise-of-superficial.html

Being Human Is Ridiculous At the end of the video it gets to the core. That is to say that being human is ridiculous.
Humans can be ridiculous in any realm from religion to politics to family to sports.

It is not religion that makes people ridiculous.
It is that people are ridiculous and religion is but one avenue where that is expressed.

We will always look silly if we take ourselves too seriously.
I love this quote.

The question in other words, isn't if our belief system is a joke, it's whether or not we know it.

As someone who has dabbled in so many belief systems. I …

In Praise of The Superficial

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I thought for a while about the title. Is superficial the right word to use? Maybe I should use shallow? In the end I settled of superficial. In the end, I digress, hopefully the general point is conveyed.

Now why is someone who writes this kind of blog praising the superficial?

Well I guess for me it starts with my aversion to grand hypocrisy.

A Little Story  One of the things you'll hear about if you're in the Muslim community is the value of the community.  I suppose it does offer advantages for many people. But here's the thing, the number of very lonely people who don't really appear to benefit from it who thus repeat the mantra boggles my mind.

How do you preach the value of the community when you constantly feel alone and oppressed? I look at these people; men and women alike with a puzzled look. They will speak as if their community is above 'white people' who don't have a community. Yet how do they actually feel when in that community? Alone and o…