20th October 2011

“The harm that theology has done is not to create cruel impulses, but to give them the sanction of what professes to be lofty ethic, and to confer an apparently sacred character upon practices which have come down from more ignorant and barbarous times.”

Bertrand Russell1872 – 1970

10 Responses to “20th October 2011”

  1. R J Says:

    say gang……………..

    who’s up for a good old-fashioned

    HUMAN SACRIFICE !!??!!

  2. captainzero Says:

    Can we vote on who we want sacrificed? Rupert Murdoch? John Hagee?

  3. R J Says:

    oh, i dont care………….you pick somebody.

    just remember…..it’s gotta be a HOLY sacrifice

    to THE LORD !!!!!!

    Ya-Hoo!!!!

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    Ratzinger seems like a good choice then.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Electra you said yesterday “not sure I’d go so far as to say that “Catholicism is a false front to mask the institutionalization of pedophilia”

    Here is what I think Mr. Russell is saying on this:

    “The harm that theology has done is not to create cruel impulses (like molesting children), but to give them the sanction of what professes to be lofty ethic (the Catholic Church)…”.

    As such I tend to agree with MC, Ratzinberger is a vile and diseased individual, but I might expand the idea to include sacrificing the entire Vatican City.

    The Catholic Church is the enabler, a false front parading around pretending to be the gatekeepers of all that is good, while hiding a truth about man love of boys loins.

  6. archaeopteryx Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfoJ29CR4E

    A video on the topic of sacrifice – apologies if you have already seen it.

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Nice article I thought everyone might enjoy:

    Meet your friendly neighborhood atheists
    http://www.newtimesslo.com/commentary/6799/meet-your-friendly-neighborhood-atheists/

  8. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.
    Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Mansfield Park

    Love her wit.

  9. electrabotanical Says:

    OHHH! That Ratzinger. I’m in. Will it be hanging, drowning or stoning?

  10. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Funny shirt
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