Six year-old ordered to marry her rapist’s son.

I thought that sitting here in my Teemo hat reading the news that nothing could bring me down (because this hat is god damned amazing).  Sadly, I was wrong.

The way religion preserves moral conclusions that make absolutely no sense in terms of compassion…it’s what makes religion so terrible.  In this case a man raped a six year-old child and when her parents took this to the village council (not to the police) they ordered the six year-old to marry her rapist’s son.

“Kailash locked her in a room and raped her. Instead of registering a police complaint, elders belonging to the girl’s caste called a panchayat (village council) meeting,” a police official said.

The panchayat ordered the girl’s parents to get her married to Kailash’s minor son.

However, the girl’s parents as well as Kailash refused to accept the panchayat’s decision.

And even as negotiations were going on between the girls’ parents and the accused, Kailash again raped the girl on Wednesday, police said.

How could a human being think anything other than keeping that child as far from her rapist as possible is the right thing to do?  Religion’s commands overriding compassion, that’s how.  When religion conflicts with compassion, religion simply must not win.  Period.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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