9th November 2011

“20 years for translating the Qur'an is nothing compared to what William Tyndale got for translating the New Testament.”

Anon.

10 Responses to “9th November 2011”

  1. captainzero Says:

    “In 1536 William Tyndale was also martyred (He was strangled to death and his remains burned on a stake) for translating the Bible into English.”

    Boy, those muslims sure go easy on their criminals. What a bunch of pussies. Hell, even Texans are harder on their perps.

  2. John Says:

    Religion at any given time in history; be that today our the past, seems to be a belief of convenience for the current believers to fulfill their minds current delusions…

  3. R J Says:

    capt z…………….

    isnt it fun, all the nice things that happen in

    the name of religion ????? i think they’re pussies,

    alriight, but even more so, a bunch of DUMB-ASSES !!!!!
    ……………………………………………………………………….

    note to john at 538
    …………………………

    nicely put !!

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Tyndale believed so much in what the Bible had to offer that he became intent on translating it for the benefit of ordinary people. In a way you might compare Thomas Jefferson’s rewrite of the Bible a similar effort.

    Today we have Gallop poll surveys that note a distinct correlation between atheism and people having read the Bible.

    Perhaps Tyndale was wrong, perhaps the clergy of the time were right. Ordinary people reading the Bible isn’t good for religion.

  5. Xhim Says:

    Sinjin, I think you are right – at least, ordinary people reading the Bible isn’t good for people who want to use religion to control other people. Folks like Tyndale are dangerous to autocrats!

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    What is terribly sad is that they locked up Tyndale for something like 500 days in deplorable conditions and then impaled him on a stake before burning his body in a public forum.

    Christian apologists often describe his execution as being burned at the stake for heresy, omitting the fact that his body was actually pierced with a sharpened wooden pole prior to his being burned to death.

    Why this matters? Well what kind of person burns another at a stake? Sure you can say that the clergy of the time were sociopaths who could feel no remorse for their atrocities, but this was more than that.

    What kind of person, after a year in jail, impales another, then burns him?

    These were the Hannibal Lecter M.D. clergy of the day.

    What then has changed since then? Does anyone dare say these kinds of atrocities aren’t committed in the name of the lord god today?

    You see a sociopath is a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.

    The child abuse, the cover up, all with a lack of conscience. The stoning of you women raped by Islam’s finest? The killing of Palestinian children along the border by Jewish settlers?

    Religion is the free pass on conscience as god forgives those who worship him. Religion is the sanctuary of the sociopath.

    I’ve said before that the Catholic Church is a false front for institutionalized pedophilia. Was I wrong?

    The leap of faith is not just a move away from rational thought, it is the very decent into personality disorder.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Well, then let’s elect a sociopath president of the United States: Over 230 times, Rick Perry has allowed persons who have been held in seclusion for many years to be stripped of all they had, strapped to a gurney in front of a crowd most of whom were virtually salivating to see them die, then be injected with a series of drugs to kill them. And he’s convinced that this is not only right, but just, even when at least one of his victims has been scientifically shown to have the “Reasonable Doubt” that the jury denied him.

    I believe the good Dr. Lecter never exceeded 30 victims.

  8. CaptainZero Says:

    To take the quote more seriously..

    Why did these religions feel the need to punish those whose goals were to make them more transparent to ordinary people? It’s obvious, isn’t it? If you are serving up shit in your diner you really don’t want the patrons to get hold of the recipe do you?

    Having these words intelligible to the masses makes their mystery evaporate and lays bear the incomprehensible violence, sadism, bigotry and self justification that drips from nearly every page. This fact was surely not lost on the leadership of these cults.

  9. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Excepting your hostility Jeff, your point is valid in the sense that what motivates Mr. Perry is righteousness that he derives from his religioisty.

    Euthanasia, the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering, can mercifully be administered to the unborn and unwanted as well as those who suffer with personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes.

    Jeffrey Dahmer asked for the death penalty. He knew on some level the psychotic slip he would enter into would not abate, that it would rise up and torment him again. Sentencing him to 15 life sentences, given what was going on in his head, was more cruel and unusual than putting him out of that misery.

    Dr. Jack Kavorkian, even though he didn’t deal with the criminally insane, understood this.

    The administration of mercy needs to be studied for sure.

    As for the righteous adminstration of an extreme moral code rooted in religious interpretation that needs to be criminalized. No should be making life and death determinations on the basis of religious morality as it varies from faith to faith and in impossible to administer uniformly and fairly to anyone.

  10. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Cap’n think also Tyndale was a respected and dedicated theologian educated at Cambridge Unviersity. He came from a well heeled family in England. His persecution smacked of religious canibalism.