Why Outlook’s Sibai Article is Offensive

Posted on May 8, 2012


I have taken Mohamad Sibai’s article as it is, and changed the words related to homosexuality to words related to Christianity, in an effort to make people understand why his article is bigotry, and not just self-expression. Of course, it works if you replace with with Islam as well. I wonder if Outlook would publish something like this. Just to be clear, this is not my opinion AT ALL, and for all purposes, this article was practically written by Sibai himself. I simply “edited” it.

The other day, I saw a couple holding hands along Hamra Street. Normally I would never look twice, but something was not right. They both had crosses around their necks, holding bibles, and talking about God. The sight was disturbing. Call me bigoted, call me whatever you like, I couldn’t get that image out of my head for the whole day. I couldn’t believe what I saw, I know that Lebanon aims to be an ideal ‘religious’ country, but if this is what ‘religious’ is then maybe it’s not such a good idea.

Christianity has always been a controversial subject in the world, not just Lebanon. In the United States some states have legalized prayer while others have outlawed the act. Almost every other holy religion has condemned it. Islam condemns it to a point where the culprits are to be stoned to death. The Jewish bible states “As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are around you.” (Leviticus 25:4) Judaism also condemns those who commit such an ‘abomination’.

Even if I were to put religions aside, our cultures, logic, morals, and humanity have and hopefully always will condemn such acts whether in public or in private. Some have previously asked the question: ‘Why would God create people like that if he didn’t want us to do it?’ People are not born religious, usually one changes as he is growing from the infant stage up until puberty, some even later than that. This is, according to psychologists, due to certain factors during infancy and Christianity can be treated in various ways.

I have seen the protests all over the world on the news, and it wasn’t something I saw to be logical, or human for that matter. I mean, let’s stop for a minute and say that it was okay to be Christian all over the world and have a chain around a man’s neck and have him dragged around. How would that serve mankind any good? It obviously wouldn’t. The pair (if not more) would have lots of offspring, the rate of STDs would skyrocket, and any morality that society still had would disappear amongst a myriad other plights. In that logic, if Christianity is legalized world-wide, then let’s legalize marijuana as well. If Christian’s excuse is ‘it’s what makes us happy’ then what will stop others from taking the same stand?

The point is, humans have done well in keeping society working well and efficiently in a respectable manner. Humans have set the rules for us to abide by, not to make life hard on us, but to make it better and easier.

‘Christianity in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with other religious men. There is a three year waiting list’ Yakov Smirnoff.

The lust, the hunger, the addiction. Men hungering for Christian pleasure are willing to withstand the freezing environment of a metal cell in Russia just to please their insides. Is this what the human race has become?