Any effort to hide or suppress knowledge of any sort is a horrible act, barring truly special circumstances. To hide knowledge and thus keep society ignorant on nearly any topic is bizarre, idiotic and outright monstrous. So then, why of all things, do certain religions keep trying to hide out certain pieces of information?
Elsewhere in this blog, I spotlighted an example of Kenyan bishops trying to hide fossil evidence simply because they think it might lead people away from their church. As any rational person would say, that is an act of intellectual sabotage and rather immoral at that.
Now it seems there is an online petition for Wikipedia to remove certain images from their page on the figure known as Mohammed. Why? Apparently such images are offensive to muslims.
Personally, I find the teachings of dens of ignorance such as the Discovery Institute to be offensive but I do not fancy my chances of them going away just because of that. Though if I could apply that same reasoning to such things as Britney Spears and Fundamentalists in general, I dare say the world would be a better place.
Oh, the images in question? These:
And no, I do not care if anyone finds these images offensive. They are part of knowledge, they are part of information. To keep one self ignorant is the height of stupidity and foolishness.