1st February 2009

“When the Church had the upper hand it was happy to persecute, imprison or behead non-believers and fight crusades against other religions. Now it has lost its boss status it simply asks us to keep our opinions to ourselves (but still wants laws to criminalise us for mocking its pretensions).”

Matthew Parris

2 Responses to “1st February 2009”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    I have made the remark before that religion is child abuse; it is much more than that. It is the single most significant element between the evolved human being and a beautiful potential. The truth, as stated by Mr. Parris, is certainly proof enough of that. There are more, equally outrageous proofs, as well. Somehow, though, the pendulum is beginning to swing.

    Generations in the future may look back to the time when some of us would speak out, tell others, write or whatever degree each of us feels he or she can contribute and give thanks to the Flying Spaghetti Monster for their opportunity to be free to pasta.

    BAT (on a half-silly day)

  2. The Atheist Advocate Says:

    Now it has lost its boss status it simply asks us to keep our opinions to ourselves (but still wants laws to criminalise (sic) us for mocking its pretensions).”

    …AND, they want to keep the tax exempt status they lobbied for many years ago as well!! I am about to launch a campaign to have this status lifted. If I wake up dead soon, you’ll know why. I’ll be with the FSM (pesto be upon him) and Madalyn O’Hare up in that big pasta pot in the sky!

    On a silly day as well!