20th December 2011

“Christianity is a Middle Eastern cult that led a campaign of violent destruction to the most precious intellectual inheritance in history – the cultural achievements of Greece and Rome – including their philosophical scepticism.”

Anon.

17 Responses to “20th December 2011”

  1. captainzero Says:

    Amen.

  2. Dan Says:

    Yes, I’d say that’s a concise summary of Christianity. And not just its beginnings… It did afterall continue to persecute independent thought for more than 1000 years after.

  3. n0m0l0s Says:

    Ahhh….just a lame accusations to tarnish religion. Anon & his followers are the inhabitants of ((HELL))

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    Religion doesn’t need us to tarnish it. We didn’t have the “Dark Ages” for nothing.

  5. Dan Says:

    Solomon,
    From your past comments, I’m very surprised that you’re not PROUD of past religious successes in violently destroying intellectual achievements. What’s up? Getting a conscience?

  6. n0m0l0s Says:

    Dan,
    Religion, the true one, not a bit destroy intellectual achievements. In fact its religion(true one) that encourage any knowledge for the benefit of man.

  7. n0m0l0s Says:

    Atheist MC,

    The ‘dark ages’ are actually the negative perception of atheists. It is actually the time in history where Europe are filled with dark minds, mostly made up of atheists, not the religious.

  8. JW Says:

    Please keep up the good work on this blog. I won’t do much commenting, but am with you all the way.
    The underpinnings of institutionalized religion, immutable as they may seem, are still only man-made.

  9. Dan Says:

    Solomon,
    Historians consider the Dark Ages to have begun when Christian zealots of Rome and Byzantium forcibly closed the great Ancient Greek Schools of learning for religious reasons, and with the torching of the Alexandria Library in Egypt. What was left of the intellectuals of the time fled to Babylon, until they were forcibly chased out of Persia and the Middle East by religious zealots there.

    These are well-documented acts of tyranny in the name of early Christianity and Islam. Either you’re too ignorant to know this, or you’re too dishonest to admit it.

  10. n0m0l0s Says:

    Dan,

    All those are orchestrated accusations manipulated into huge proportions by those who hates truth. Documented lately on the soul purpose to tarnish religion. There are real reasons behind the burning of the Alexandria library. Mostly using science or knowledge to sway people from the true path.

  11. Dan Says:

    Solomon,
    Is your mind so dim and twisted that you’re actually saying that those people who collect and read books, who study science and philosophy, and who dare to think, are the ones who hate knowledge???

    If so then yes, every scientist, every philosopher and every person who dared to open a book and read is evil and has a deep hatred of truth.

  12. electrabotanical Says:

    It was also considered ungodly and worldly to wash yourself. Many unwashed saints were praised for their lack of bathing. Is it any wonder that people suffered from boils and skin conditions?

    How is it that the church is credited with saving literature in Europe? They were the ones who destroyed it in the first place! We’ll never read the novels written in Rome.

  13. Atheist MC Says:

    Actually to be fair Islam did quite a bit to preserve Hellenic science and philosophy in the middle ages and is part of the reason we have what we have. It was Catholicism that buggered up Europe during that time.

  14. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Everyone! Solomon is blathering again! Notice it is all statements and nothing to back it up? This is how we get sucked into his illogic.

    Dark Ages, the early medieval period of western European history. Specifically, the term refers to the time (476–800) when there was no Roman (or Holy Roman) emperor in the West; or, more generally, to the period between about 500 and 1000, which was marked by frequent warfare and a virtual disappearance of urban life … Though sometimes taken to derive its meaning from the fact that little was then known about the period, the term’s more usual and pejorative sense is of a period of intellectual darkness and barbarity.
    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/151663/Dark-Ages

    The religious rewriters of history have attempted to prop up the notion that it was they who saved the intellectual history of mankind but that shouldn’t supprise anyone here.

    I liken it to the effort to reframe the ultra-right wing Catholic Adolph Hitler as an atheist. Hard to rewrite Mein Kampf though. If this were still the dark ages every copy of that book with be in the Vatican archives, hidden away for all eternity. Another of the many sercets of the church.

  15. Dan Says:

    AMC,
    Sure, Islam did to a lot to preserve science up until about 1120 CE I think it was (or thereabouts). After that, it too turned very hostile to science and higher learning.

    And if we’re talking the later Middle Ages I would say that yes, Catholicism (and Protestantism) did a lot to stymie independent thinking. But that might be called the early Renaissance also, and anyway I was talking about what was mentioned in the quote, which happened about 1000 years before.

  16. Simon Says:

    The followers of ANON ???????????

  17. R J Says:

    that’s right simon !! the followers of ANON !!

    and we are many….and TERRIBLE !!!

    those who oppose us shall face the wrath of

    our squirt guns and water baloons….and

    super-soakers !!!

    FEAR US SIMON…….for we are the

    followers of ANON !!!!