You are always told that religion makes you a moral person. Holier and better than thou.
It doesn’t matter what the faith is, simple blind adherence to said faith makes you moral. Follow the procedure, don’t break the law and you are good. Instant goodness, no need to think
Because he was driving his bicycle close to the Sabbath. A man from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community believed that a seven year old was desecrating the sabbath by having some fun and decided to teach him a lesson. He yelled “Shabbat” then beat the child before pushing him off his bike.
The boy suffered head injuries and a broken hand.
Turns out it wasn’t even near sunset.
See that’s the thing. It doesn’t matter if we call it child abuse, the religious see it as a broken hand but that’s better than a lost soul. Some intrinsic part of Jewishness is linked to the Sabbath and a seven year old playing and having fun will somehow lose his immortal soul or stop him from being a Jew.
The kindness and compassion of the man who hit him probably manifest as such. If the young boy kept playing then who knows what would have happened?
Nothing probably. The scary thing is Muslims never force their young kids to do things like this. Hindus? Hindu kids play in temples. No one really forces them to participate unless they are disruptive. They are involved but they can play around. It’s fanaticism. Do you think an all powerful magic being cares about a 7 year old having fun on some magic day?
And what’s more do you think a god that worries and punishes 7 year olds is one you should consider good and worthy of following? Do you think this is a moral action?
That’s the saddest part of this. The man who assaulted a young child and injured him so much probably doesn’t understand why what he did was so wrong. In his mind he has done nothing but misjudge the time. In his mind and indeed in the minds of others he is still a moral person.
Just not one who owns an accurate watch.