Police: man killed by family for watching soccer
Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country.
David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.
My guess is that this man's wife and sons are religious, very, very religious. SO religious that they would kill their own father because he wanted to watch a soccer game instead of their gospel show.
The article doesn't say what religion was the show about. It must be a religion that certainly doesn't advocate love and unity and tolerance. Because if it is, if we are talking about a religion that advocates such principles, then we are looking at a truly epic fail. Yet, it's not very uncommon to see that many who advocate and brag about their religious belief will be those who are more judgmental and intolerant of others' beliefs and lifestyles. We must be talking about a religion that preaches hatred and intolerance. If that were the case, the, why would we need it?
Via Friendly Atheist
Oh, by the way, remember when I said that we don't know for sure what religion we are talking about? Well, maybe someone might want to make and educated guess after checking that more than 70% of South Africa is Christian.