Christian woman gives birth prior to being put to death for leaving Islam

| May 27, 2014

From time to time, we’ve published articles in Frost Illustrated with folks being critical of the religious establishment—preachers in particular. We’ve also published piece by people decrying the “tyranny” of religious.

We believe that those who truly “know” can discern spirit from dogma and Divine Presence from religious liturgy and legalism. Furthermore, there are those who know the difference between serving the Creator and serving some man-made worldly “religious” leader. Unfortunately, there are a lot of folks who use religion to play GOD and impose their will on GOD’S other children.

When we see stories like this (or the Boko Haram story), we understand why so many people have a negative view of religion and not just “radical” Islam. Note that a significant number of white supremacists base their views on the Christian Identity movement that preaches those views.

It all brings back a conversation we had with some Baha’i youth some time ago during a fellowship gathering. There question was, “Why do Christians and Muslims kill people in the name of GOD?” Now, as then, we don’t have any sane answer for that question.

And, people wonder why a good number of “thinking” people have decided to become atheists. Given the examples of “religion” the world seems to be displaying—historical and contemporary—how could you not understand?

Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag pictured on her wedding day with her husbandMeriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag said that as she was brought up a Christian, she had not committed apostasy

A Sudanese woman awaiting the death penalty for abandoning her religious faith has given birth in jail near the capital, Khartoum, her lawyer has said.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag married a Christian man and was sentenced to hang for apostasy earlier this month after refusing to renounce Christianity.

She is allowed to nurse her baby girl for two years before the sentence is carried out.

Born to a Muslim father, she was convicted by a Sharia court.

Sudan has a majority Muslim population, which is governed by Islamic law.

via BBC News – Sudanese woman facing death for apostasy gives birth.

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