A wink and a prayer?

August 25, 2009

Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta August 21, 2009. Muslims around the world congregate for special evening prayers called “Tarawih” during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Supri

I’m terribly sorry, but I must tell you I’ll never be looking at your site, or buying any Reuter’s news products in the future.

It’s because you felt you needed to post prayer photos as news. Religion is the most harmful human invention ever, and is nothing more than self-inflicted mental illness. Religion should not be encouraged. If anything it should be ridiculed wherever and whenever possible.

J.D.H.

Thanks for writing. I’m guessing you have a hard time finding news that meets your standards, and we certainly don’t: GBU Editor

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You, J.D.H. are correct, religion is used to do some mean and awful things.but if it was God on people’s minds it would be something else just as bad.

Posted by Littleberry Blavck | Report as abusive

And furthermore, who do you think are the meanest, the Jews, the Protestants, the Catholics, the canibals of Mendenowo?

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Hey J.D.H. I somewhat agree with your thoughts on religion, however I don’t understand your issue with Reuters. While I wouldn’t actually call this “news” – Religious people pray – News at 11:00! – it’s not for news agencies to discourage religion, just report the facts. Apparently a special evening prayers called “Tarawih” marks the start of Ramadan. Again, not what I’d call news, but not wrong either. We could use more articles on the evils of religions though. It’s not hard to find and would be far more significant than this article.

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