This statement is quite accurate… it’s not possible for us to respect someone who hates us and would prefer to see us dead.
To question Islam for being sexist, racist, homophobic and just outright discriminating to everyone is not racist… it’s being a responsible human being. Lashing someone 50 times a day just for being an atheist is not right. Forcing women to cover their heads and not allow them to speak is sexist and degrading. Executing people for loving someone you don’t approve of is evil and it’s not racist to point out these injustices.
I was watching the Atheist Experience broadcast when this line was first spoken and it still rings true for me today.
If I could save a child from being raped, I would do it. If I could stop this brutal and inhumane act from occurring, I would step in immediately.
But the God everyone worships doesn’t stop children from being raped, which means your God is either:
A) A coward
B) Approves of children being raped
C) Doesn’t care
D) Doesn’t exist.
Which do you think is the right answer?
Just to correct you, one of the billboards is quoting the new testament. And the new testament didn’t void the old one. Jesus is quoted in Matthew (during his sermon on the mount) as saying:
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
That is Jesus himself in the new testament telling everyone to follow the laws of the old testament, not ignore it.
Is there any context that would make condoning slavery better?
No, there isn’t.
Nor is there context that would make rape and only paying a small fine as the only punishment any better either. There is no context that would condone murder, genocide, infanticide and displaying bodies to instill fear. There is no context that would any of those quotes look better… none what so ever.