24th May 2010

“From ongoing violence in the name of Islam, which is the most serious of all modern religious sins, to priestly pedophilia, to the evangelical fixation on gay marriage to the near exclusion of everything else, to Judaism's impotence in purging materialism from its community, mainstream religion is being discredited, becoming increasingly irrelevant to the lives of modern men and women.”

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

31 Responses to “24th May 2010”

  1. tech Says:

    Though the quote may have some truth we cannot ignore the treat from Islam. I do not condone any priests pedophilla. We should protect our children from any a perverse treats against them.

  2. GodKilla Says:

    I’d like to hope that the demise of organised religion is real and isn’t too far away. But i can’t see the priests, rabbi’s. imam’s etc giving up power easily. They like it too much because they are HUMAN. All we as free thinking atheists and anti theists can do is to teach our children and tell our friends to question and probe and not take anything at face value particularly when that thing places archaic demands upon them. The good news is that religion will undoubtedy die out and the human race will be a far happier, more cohesive and progressive group as a result. The bad news is I just can’t see it happening in my lifetime.

  3. solomon Says:

    tech,(on yesterdays response)

    Another disturbing issue regarding Christian teachings is man(priest) can forgive the sins of other man. This is ridiculous. The priests is also a man who is not without sins, how could he forgive others? Even our prophet Mohammad who is closests to God cannot forgive sins. This is a case of snatching away Gods authority. The Christian scholars has been manipulating the bible to suit their needs and as a quest for power(the Atheists accusation is correct to a certain extent). We can only beg forgiveness from God and as God thhrough his graciousness have said it , will pardon everyone who truely repent. Does it ever occur to your mind that with this scenario shows that the Christians teachings are fake?

  4. solomon Says:

    tech,

    I can see the Atheists are clapping hands and celebrating. You can’t get anywhere with Christianity. Get back to Allah Almighty. We could be allies facing the unbelievers.

  5. solomon Says:

    GodKilla,

    You are wrong. Do you think the Imam’s did it for power?(other priests or rabbi I don’t know). They are carrying a hell of resposibility. Do you ever find out how much is paid to imams? Do they live like kings like some Vatican priests or popes? Their only reward is from God Almighty.

  6. solomon Says:

    Its one thing the Atheists did’nt aquire. The science of Faith.

  7. Hypatia Says:

    Sol, we are all a familiar with your obvious lack of education but this comment is especially dumb.

    I suggest you look up the dictionary definitions of science and faith and compare them carefully. Then you will realize this in the dumbest thing you’ve ever said on this forum.

  8. tech Says:

    Sol, I do not confess my sins to a priest.The good book tels me that there is only mediator between God and man,Thats his son the Lord Jesus Christ.Oh and Sol Allies I have many,but most of all I have Jesus.

  9. tech Says:

    To rest of you on this site , what ever you think of me and the way I believe.I would never condone any kind of act that caused harm in any to my fellow man.

  10. Atheist MC Says:

    The problem with religion (well one of several) is that to someone who only sees the “party line” of God is love, Islam is peace, Jesus saves etc pointing out what there religion actually condones (or mandates) is futile.

  11. PEB Says:

    Completely agree with quote but I do wish sol and tech would bugger off and argue somewhere else. This is an ATHEIST quote of the day page! Having to trawl through their tripe about which religion is right is annoying.
    2 idiots arguing about which fictitious book is right. It’s like listening to 2 trekkies arguing who was the better captain – Kirk or Picard? – WHO CARES!!!!

  12. tech Says:

    But it ok for you guys to talk about how you believe and why.If this idiot and the other wasn’t here this site may become very boring.There think about that for a moment.

  13. tech Says:

    Peb there are lots of things you don’t seem to care about. The number one thing and thats you soul. May God have mercy on you.

  14. Atheist MC Says:

    PEB
    Absolutely right! arguing between Picard and Kirk is a futile wase of time. Everyone knows Janeway is the best.

  15. PEB Says:

    “Peb there are lots of things you don’t seem to care about.” Wrong. Admittedly I don’t care about your stupid religion or my ‘soul’ (whatever that is).

    Does your god have favourites tech?

  16. solomon Says:

    All you Atheists, you all will be burned in HELL! That’s for sure. Just wait for it.

  17. tech Says:

    Peb you answer that question.You have favorites your human. God does have a people he said in the good book that he would. You made your choice. You used your free will.You will reap what you sow.

  18. Atheist MC Says:

    The “good” book? Now there’s a moot euphemism if ever I heard one

  19. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    No shit, AMC. Good one!

    solomon and tech, do you guys really truly actually believe everything you say you do? Really, guys, can’t you see just a little bit perhaps how incredibly silly it sounds for an adult human being to suggest that there is an invisible thing in the sky that shows his love for humanity through murder, mayhem and threats of eternal torment? If one of you believers were to make a statement about your god which could be substantiated with any form of evidence whatsoever, don’t you think some of us skeptics would give a listen?

    Well, crap, fellas, we provide evidence with our opinions all the time and all you do is throw it to the hogs and call us liars. Seriously, what’s up with that?

    The irony is that many of us are former Xians who actually were tired of lies and lying. We have found an area of non-faith where evidence is the rule of the day.

    We don’t tell you, “There is no god”. We tell you “we don’t find any evidence to support a belief in a god”

    You on the other hand tell us, “There is a god” and you are going to burn forever if you don’t agree with my totally unsupported, fanciful description of how to believe and in whom to believe in order to avoid some torturous event.

    Hmm. And “they” say that Atheists are evil.

    BAT

  20. John Says:

    BAT:

    Finally after waiting for 2 whole days sanity and reality has returned to the Atheist QOTD site, thank you, sir. A well stated and thought out posting.

  21. PEB Says:

    Tech,

    “God does have a people he said in the good book that he would.” – So god has favourites then? God apparently said “Love thy neighbour”. Not something specific like “Love thy family” or “Love thy fellow christians”. “Love thy neighbour” is very unspecific and doesn’t that imply that god doesn’t have favourites?

    …and if that means god doesn’t have favourites then both you and me are viewed by god with equal fondness.

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  23. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    I have to say, Rabbi Boteach’s criticism of Judaism seems pretty mild considering that there are militant elements in Judaism just as there is in Islam. Eliminating ‘materialism’?!? That’s like being asked in an interview to name a weakness and replying the “sometimes I work too hard”. What a load…

  24. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Baptist mosh pits?!? What next?!? HAHAHAHAHA.

  25. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    You’ll enjoy this parody from Richard Dawkins.

    http://www.anst.uu.se/dla05000/Gerin%20Oil.html

  26. solomon Says:

    tech,
    I’ve watched the youtube video. Fake religion produce fake believers. You don’t find such in Islam. Embrace Islam. It’s the true religion.

  27. solomon Says:

    Let the Gerin oil react with its properties. Whats that got to do with millions of believers that did’nt consume or even does’nt notice it.

  28. solomon Says:

    PEB,

    You are citing a stupid parable.

  29. solomon Says:

    This silly dude named John is just following his condemned swayed master BAT to HELL!

  30. John Says:

    Hell; is in the minds of the religious my dear hate filled friend, preacher solomon. Look around you; why waste your life following the dictates of some sick pedophile? Waste your life if you insist; following the old Dark Ages and die the death of someone whom wasted their life only looking for hell and continuing to only pass on the worst of the Human experience to future generations.

  31. GodKilla Says:

    sol, I’m talking about religious power, of the ayatollah variety. It’s in the DNA of the muslim to strive for the creation of entire states and populations that must be subjected to riduculous, arcane and vicious islamic laws. This is a stated aim of your fellow fundamentalists. Get as much power as possible then use it to subjugate your fellow man. sounds like dictatorship doesn’t it?