4th October 2010

“The Pope’s recent visit to Britain has unveiled what the Catholic Church sees as its main threat nowadays and in the foreseeable future. It is neither the exponential growth of Islamic worshippers in Western societies due to immigration, nor the church’s continuous loss of (active) members, nor the lack of ‘Christian values’ in European and American society that threatens its status. Rather something more terrifying and frightening lies at the core of Benedict’s concerns: the rise of secularism.”

Michele Monni

11 Responses to “4th October 2010”

  1. GreatEighthSin Says:

    He saw nothing of the sort. Instead he saw only what he wanted to see. Godless people ravaging at each other both physically and sexually in some hedonistic dog pile of blood, guts, and gore which is driven by Satan Himself; none of which is reality, but only his perverse fantasy.

    The only thing the pope wants to see, is everyone bowing to him and his “ultimate” power like the man God he thinks he is. Too bad he doesn’t realize that secularism actually benefits him. It lets him weed out the true followers from the phonies who will ultimately usurp his imagined dictatorship.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    I hope secularism terrifies him. May he have nightmares. Overreaction will let everyone see him for the lunatic that he is.

  3. Wat Duino Says:

    Don’t discount “the exponential growth of Islamic worshippers” not only in Western societies, but world wide. The Christians have had their Crusades and the world wide dominance of their religion. I fear that Islam wants to take it’s turn…

  4. Stuart Says:

    All the religions have had a go at running the planet and managed to ruin everything they touched.

    It’s about time secularism got it’s chance and hopefully clean the mess up.

  5. The Heretic Says:

    The difference being, of course, Islam is fanatical, secularists are not. We cannot be complacent.

  6. CaptainZero Says:

    I’m guessing the reason secularism scares Ratzy so much is that along with it comes accountability. When you can no longer burn people at the stake that question your rule, your ability to abuse your flock is greatly diminished. When you have secular law enforcement people banging on the door and they don’t give a fly’s piss for your protestations that you can do what you want because you are God’s anointed, you’ve just received the most stunning demotion imaginable.

  7. tech Says:

    Gee Caption where are you living these days? Do they still burn people at the stake where your from.? I can not recall ever attending a stake burning ever. And being Gods anointed,giving that person a right to do what ever he or she wants is a lot of, you know what.Laws have been around for a long time and no one is above the law. Gee you told me onece I was still living in the dark ages.Not that dark,least not in my neck of the woods.

  8. CaptainZero Says:

    Tech – you seem to have missed the point. Re-read. Secular thought lifted the darkness of the dark ages. The freedom you presently enjoy would have been denied you if the Catholic church still had the power it once did.

  9. GreatEighthSin Says:

    No kidding Capt. Zero. We’d all be scratching for morsels of bread while the king strangles us for pennies just to toss them to the church because he’s licking clean the pope’s rear like everyone else. And if you were to dare stand up to this oppression, be prepared to face a legion of pawns under direction of “God’s will”, and trust me, they’d never show mercy. If you think Sharia law in Islam is bad, just look at what they used to do to someone back in the days of lore.

    It’s quite odd, though. With all this history of torment towards atheists and free thinkers, you’d think we’d want to turn around and burn and broil them like they did us, but this isn’t the case at all even though it would be just. I’ve never met an atheist that didn’t essentially follow the rules of “live and let live”.

  10. Godkilla Says:

    @GES

    That’s one of the more well considered posts that I’ve seen on here in a while, I echo your observation and agree that I have never met an atheist either that advocates violence towards those that don’t share our view. All we really ask is a debate and discussion based on fact and reason. What do we get?

  11. Wat Duino Says:

    I don’t believe you will ever get a discussion or debate with a religious person that is based on either fact or reason. Neither of these two elements have any standing in any religious discussion I’ve ever heard. I was raised in a Christian home and as to religion, the “facts” were what the Bible said they were. As to reason, “it’s God’s will” was enough to explain anything that seemed to defy reason or common sense. I don’t know how I was able to escape the indoctrination I was subjected to for my first eighteen years. Just lucky, I guess… thank God! (sorry, I couldn’t resist).
    As a secularist, or atheist, or whatever, I do not feel the need to convert anyone to my way of thinking. Christians are instructed to “go forth and spread the Gospel”. Muslims are encouraged to “spread the Faith by the sword”. I am very content to “live and let live” and , as my bumper sticker says, “Just Be Nice”.