Sunday, May 8, 2011

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Allies Charged With Sorcery

Here we have a currant day example of what happens when people allow a religious government rule a country. Many in this country want to have religion play a dominate role in U.S. Government and below is what can happen. My comments to these people are there was a very good reason our founding fathers impressed “Separation of Church and State.”

Today in Iran there is a power struggle between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader sees arrests and claims of undue influence of chief of staff.

Close allies of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using “Supernatural Powers” to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Several people said to be close to the President and his Chief of Staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "MAGICIANS" and invoking DJINNS (SPRITS).

An Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as "a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds".

The arrests come amid a growing rift between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei which has prompted several to call for the President to be impeached.

On Sunday, Ahmadinejad returned to his office after an 11-day walkout in an apparent protest over Khamenei's reinstatement of the intelligence minister, who the president had initially asked to resign.

Ahmadinejad's unprecedented disobedience prompted harsh criticism from conservatives who warned that he might face the fate of Abdulhassan Banisadr, Iran's first post-revolution president who was impeached and exiled for allegedly attempting to undermine CLERICAL POWER.

Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, a hard-line cleric close to Khamenei, warned that disobeying the supreme leader, who has the ultimate power in Iran, is equivalent to "Apostasy from God."

But the feud has taken a metaphysical turn following the release of an Iranian documentary alleging the imminent return of the Hidden Imam Mahdi, the revered Savior of Shia Islam, whose reappearance is anticipated by believers in a manner comparable to that with which Christian fundamentalists anticipate the “Second Coming of Jesus.”

So here is the perfect example of allowing Religion too much influence in Government. Religious Fanatics propensity abilities to accuse someone of the superstitious crimes such as “Witch Craft,” “Going against God’s Will,” their convenient interpretations of “Bible Teachings” etc. when decisions don’t meet with their approval.

5 comments:

  1. So here is the perfect example of allowing Religion too much influence in Government

    My wife and I watched 'Evolution' [Darwin] last evening on Netflix and I was amazed at the struggle that Darwin went through before he published his Origin of Species. His wife thought that he would be condemned to hell for publishing it. Naturally the local minister was equally damning!

    Imagine if Darwin had weakened over that religious nonsense. Religion has no business in science nor, for that matter, politics. When will our country form a majority opinion on that?

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  2. Hello Muddy,
    Indeed!!! I too have seen this program on Darwin. It is very well done.

    I have a real problem with those condeming science in the name of religion. Our founding fathers were of the same....Science trumps Religion.

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  3. When will our country form a majority opinion on that? Mudrake asks....
    Unfortunately, sir, I think it is more likely that Al Gore and Jimmy Carter might be tried and burnt for witchcraft first.
    The forces of sheer idiocy are unloosed, utter madness is afoot and rampant on the green....

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  4. Hello Microdot,
    Yes I feel the Extreme Religious Right has more of a chance to “Break Out Burning At The Stake” before any sanity prevails.

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  5. The founders were well aware of what sort of problems government interference with religion causes. They chose to make the US a secular state for good reasons and those who would turn it into a theocracy are seriously mistaken.

    Religion should be a private matter and not one of public concern.

    I wish that politicians would say the Constitution says that no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. My religion is my own business and not one for public scrutiny.

    People should run when there is any hint that religion should become part of the government sphere.

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