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.