30th December 2011

“For Jesus, the inability to believe in God and to live by Faith is the greatest of evils.”

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

7 Responses to “30th December 2011”

  1. Mike G Says:

    Greater than child molestation, genocide, murder, poverty, war, hunger, cancer……..????? Well, you get my point.

  2. Capt'Z Says:

    Well. Then Jesus has His priorities very clearly fucked up doesn’t He?

    But seriously, Jesus didn’t write a single word so how the hell does Mr. Murphy-O’Connor presume to know anything about what this person really thought about anything? Which, of course, assumes there ever was such a person.

  3. Dan Says:

    In what chapter and verse did Murphy-O’Connor read that Jesus had this attitude?

    And, why should we care what some guy from Nazareth 2,000 years ago thought was evil anyway?

    (Just curious)

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    This notion of what Jesus thought to be evil is as bad as it can be – what a gang of attention-seeking narcissists the “holy” trinity must be!

    In fairness, this quote doesn’t actually say what the cardinal thinks, just what he thinks Jesus thought. However, given his position in the roman catholic church, and the fact that he thought this view was worthy of promulgation, the cardinal himself must be either deluded, mad, or evil.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    The cardinal believed that atheists had the “hidden god” in them just the same as the faithful.

    This suspension of responsibility for thinking is what I would paint as evil. The masses of the uninformed suffer greatly for a lack of thought, for really using the powers of the brain to advance their personal agendas.

    I can think of no greater evil than the insidious encouragement to forego thinking. To encourage anyone, but most importantly the poorest and most disadvantaged, to walk away from problem solving, to pass up getting to the bottom of something, to question is the very definition of evil.

    What is needed most by the least among us is for all people to encourage each other not to, deny the responsibilities, foresake the priorities, and pass up the opportunities to plan the activities.

    To trust in god, to depend upon faith, is a confidence trick.

  6. NatureofReality Says:

    Bigotry, the very foundation of religion.

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Nate to expand upon your idea: Atheists have no dogma that divides us, no creed to come between us, we are all just people of Earth.

    Maybe we could take sides against Martians if they existed, but not fellow Earthlings.

    Maybe we’d look down out noses at those filthy stinking Martians, but I’m inclined to believe we wouldn’t. I find most atheists aren’t that mean.