27th June 2010

“What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because of suspected heresy? Remember the Index Expurgato-rius, the Inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter, and the guillotine; and, oh! horrible, the rack! This is as bad, if not worse, than a slow fire. Nor should the Lion's Mouth be forgotten. Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years.”

John Adams1735 – 1826

4 Responses to “27th June 2010”

  1. solomon Says:

    The Atheists, they have stone hearts that they are not able to accept truth. They are not even sure of what they believe.

  2. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Sorry to disagree with you yet again, Sol, but as an atheist I am perfectly sure of what I believe.
    The John Adams quote is perfectly valid, but the havoc he speaks about is not the fault of religion per se, but rather the fault of self proclaimed ‘holy men’ selecting texts which apparently serve their greedy purposes then ‘interpreting’ them accordingly for those who ‘do not understand’.

  3. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    It is the followers of religions who have the stone hearts, as is much too evident. The deeds of the religious are so viciously cruel, the brain’s remarkable powers of denial and self-delusion obliterate reason, when viewing the bloody history of their programs. It doesn’t matter which religion, Mayan sacrifices or Muslim and Christian rampages of death. If there is a deity involved, it must feed on blood, pain, loss, and death.

  4. solomon Says:

    Rozmarija Grauds,

    You are only screwing religion. Thats all youre doin’.