Some of the dumbest lines in literature come from the scriptures, or the religious books.
Ask not which religion.
For it matters not, which religion. For they are all the same in their nonsense.
Let’s take a look at some of the most hilarious nonsensical lines from the various scriptures starting with Christianity:
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you. – Jesus Christ, Sermon on the Mount.
Was Christ serious or was he high when he told his followers that they were blessed when persecuted!
For sure, religious nonsense is not the monopoly of Christianity alone. Hinduism, the major religion of India, is replete with drivel. Here’s the most popular verse from the Bhagavat Gita:
Karmanye vadhika raste ma phaleshu kadachana, ma karma phala hetu bhurma te sangostav karmani.
(Prabhupada’s translation: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.) -Â Bhagavat Gita, Chapter 4.
If you are not entitled to the fruits of your labors, then who is? And what are you entitled to, if anything at all.Â
Islam is no exception to the baloney in the scriptures:
Whatever of misfortune striketh you, it is what your right hands have earned. – Koran, 42-30
Yeah, blame all your misfortunes on yourself.Â If you are robbed or plundered, you’ve no one to blame but yourself.
And to think that hundreds of millionsÂ go on conversion expeditions, fight wars and kill without compunction because of some religious nutsÂ scribbled someÂ asinine drivel on parchment.