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Abuse, “God’s” Involvement and the Catholic Church’s Attempt to Square this Circle

The Catholic Church will forever be tarnished with what their priests have done in some of their parishes to “spread the love” in the name of what they preach is their loving, peaceful and merciful god:

SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE!

That violent, vicious and unspeakably evil act has been written next to the same words as priest, catholic and church.  The Catholic Church lost what they perceived as their religious moral dominance in the world when their clergymen started to prey on one of the vulnerable sectors of society – children.

The Catholic Church has been turned into one massive international paedophile ring in the name of religion – the priest would get caught so they removed him from one diocese and placed him into another.

Now lets just think about the magnitude of the church’s efforts to sweep these acts under the carpet. An employee at a children’s nursery sexually abusing children, the employee gets found out, the employer transfers the employee to another children’s nursery that they own and keeps this criminal and heinous act hush hush without police involvement. 

In this example do you think this is a correct way to handle a paedophile? No.

In this example would you trust sending your child to those children nurseries owned by that particular company? No.

So why has there not been much more condemnation and legal action against the catholic church and their extraordinary handling of those priests within the sheep contingent?

In spite of knowing what these priests have done, why do the sheep continue to go to church and continue to be involved and affiliated with catholicism?

If he is all knowing and all powerful, then did their god not intervene and avoid his employees (the priests) from carrying out those attacks? Why did god let this evil act happen time and time again?

In this instance when this problem is posed to the religious sheep they usually go along the lines of well god gave us free will and it is up to us what we do with it that determines whether we cross the threshold of the pearly white gates or not. The following needs to be said…..

WHAT A LOAD OF BULLSHIT!!

If god is just, kind and all loving then he would not let crimes occur. And another thing, if this god is all powerful and all knowing then either:

1. He could stop these acts from ever happening based on a sense of justice and what is right but he simply chooses not to do so making him complicit in the crime or;

2. With crimes still going ahead regardless in this world, this god is simply not all knowing or all powerful to begin with.

So either god is apathetic and does not give a shit about his own creation (still holding a grudge possibly from the whole Adam and Eve scandal)….

….Or god is not as powerful as religion claims to be so why should the sheep invest their time in a god that is powerless to provide them with what they want?

It seems to me that with the sheep answer of free will to the whole “why does god let bad things happen” question, they are attempting to square the circle – and failing badly.

How about the infamous case of Peter Sutcliffe aka The Yorkshire Ripper? All those women he attacked and killed. All those voices he claimed was god in his head telling him that he needed to dispense some killing on the streets of West Yorkshire. If it is just as true as God in the bible telling Abraham to kill his child, then it could be equally true that God told Peter Sutcliffe to kill prostitutes!

If religion’s notion of god is infallible and is the epitome of everything that is good and just, then how can the concept of god be used to attempt the justification of crimes such as The Yorkshire Rippers? With god being used as a direct influence for both good and evil acts then religion cannot lay total claim on this god being wholly good and just. 

To explain this further, in religion god created EVERYTHING, the earth, stars and heavens. He also created an angel called lucifus which literally means “light.” According to religion he was the most powerful angel created. God created lucifus with free will and the angel in turn chose evil. This paved the way for lucifer’s eventual fall into hell becoming the antithesis of god himself.

With religion’s claim that god created everything, that means that in this case god did the following:

1. god created lucifer.

2. god created free will with the power to follow or defy his will.

3. god gave lucifer with free will.

4. god created the opportunity for any user of free will (including lucifer) to be good or evil.

5. therefore god created evil for it then to be a choice for consideration opposite good through his creation of free will.
Based on religions claim that their god created everything, then simply put, he created both good and evil. Could a god who created evil be 100% good? 

For a being thats supposedly all knowing, he must have known about evil in order to place it into his creation. And for a god that is supposedly all good, he did an evil act in itself by choosing to insert evil in the world for bad things to then derive from. Therefore looking at it from this logical viewpoint, if he exists, then this god is both good and evil. 

Us mere mortals have the capacity to do both good and bad acts, the only difference between us all is where our ethics lie and come from as to how good or how bad are acts are in the world. A priests ethics derive from the bible that’s full of genocide, murder, rape, torture etc. Even going on the 10 Commandments, the first 4 is about god but there is nothing about slavery, rape, torture or child sexual abuse, don’t you think those 4 could have made it in the list instead of the ones about the egotistical maniacal god!? When even their bible has stories about sexual abuse and not at the same time categorically stating that god states that this act is wrong, then not only do the priests need to be tried, convicted and punished under state law (not canon law), but also the bible itself, a source of “knowledge” and “ethics” for many including priests, needs to be reconsidered and in my opinion BURNED!! I get more knowledge about good and bad from “How to Behave and Why” by Munro Leaf!

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Paint my Background an Atheistic Shade of Red

I have always been a make up fanatic/junkie.  Playing with my own make up and watching countless videos on You Tube it has always been a source of fascination that I can mess around with and be happy whether I end up looking like a model or in most cases end up looking like a mess.  The path to getting there will always be worth it.

Christmas 2012 was my make up dream, my partner spoilt me very much and reminded me how lucky I am to have him in my life.  I have not been able to stop using my presents since then.  I am starting to do make up trials for my mother’s wedding on myself.  I will be doing my mother’s make up on the day and so the make up trials on her will be starting very soon now.

In the meantime, I am experimenting on myself.  I know that I will be using the Karl Lagerfeld Mon Shu Red lipstick and also using the red nail varnish again from the same Shu Uemura range designed by Lagerfeld.  My mother bought them for me for Christmas alongside the bag with Mon Shu on it that she got for free for buying two products from the range.  ***I love that bag by the way, I have been using it for the past couple of weeks now even for work!***

Through this experimenting though I got to think about masks in general.  I do not have to hide my atheism that much in comparison to other people.  There are some countries where you would go to prison and worse if found out.  But I begin to wonder if I still do hide my atheism to a certain extent.  My partner loves me but prefers if I keep my non-belief to myself.  Whether its a notion of “well as long as he knows about my non belief” or the question of is he hampering my own freedom of expression?  Both are debatable.

I do wonder what response you the reader would provide in relation to the aforementioned…..are you happy to keep your atheism in the background when your partner knows about it but prefers it kept in the background or is that not good enough and you would want to express your atheism more fully and without it being hampered?

I know that I am happy with my atheism being in the background and him knowing about it.  I feel comfortable and I know I have other outlets for my atheistic ideas such as this blog here.  Is that good enough though…..should any relationship where non belief is in the background allow atheism to move forward from this background to be more integrated within it?  I am happy with the agreed status quo within my relationship but would you be?

I would even extend this to other relationships I have….my mother knows that I am an atheist.  Whenever she talks to me about it I give her my argument against the belief in god/religion.  In the end I get a response worse than “god works in mysterious ways” crap.  Instead I get the whole I am a lost cause and that I could never be persuaded otherwise to believe about a magical invisible man in the sky!

At work, on paper they know I am an atheist, when I filled out my job application they have that questionnaire at the end (most places of employment do these days) to make sure they are abiding alongside the whole “equal opportunities” stuff.  It will state in my file that I am atheist but without looking at my file they would be none the wiser so I wonder, based on natural assumptions, would a colleague look at you and think either a) you are a believer or b) you are an atheist?  I appreciate this question would have different answers based on your own geographical location and the various cultures within those locations.  But based on where you live in the world would it be answer A or answer B?

Do you choose to freely hide your atheism in the background or the opposite….are you forced to hide your non belief for fear of any violent response whether physical or mental?  If your answer is no to both then do you express your atheism in all areas of your life or just some?

I leave my atheism in the background in my relationship with my partner but then again, I choose to be very expressive with it with my friendships, my blog, Facebook statuses and if given the opportunity at work.  I say “given the opportunity” because the question of belief in religion or god does not materialise in my line of work.  It does not matter.  But if it did, then I suppose it depends.  If I knew I would not be put at a disadvantage by being discriminated against then I would be freely expressive, but if I knew it would hamper my career….I do not know.  I would like to say that would not matter but then again, if put in that position, I think I would be a weakling and be forced stay quiet as a result.  Would that make me a bad person to not be so steadfast alongside my principles if that was what I did in that situation?

This is hypothetical but I know that whether a response if from a real situation that has come about or you manufacture a response you think would result from a hypothetical situation, it allows me to learn more about myself and how I would handle myself in those situations either real or not.  Hence all the questions in this blog based on real and not real circumstances.  And if you have got this far in reading this blog entry, then firstly well done and secondly, if you have the time I would really appreciate your input in the comments section below.  I do read them all and its brilliant to learn from other perspectives.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Coeliac Plexus Block: Double the Needle Usage = Double the Trouble

Yesterday I was at the Pain Clinic undergoing my second operation – Coeliac Plexus Block.  Whilst I was waiting to be called into the operating theatre I was really scared because the last time I had this operation in August 2012, I was off work for over 1 month because my back was in so much pain.  The physiotherapist told me that the left hand side of my back (where the operation focused on) was in total spasm.  Back spasm hurts like a bitch people, be warned!

Anyways, I was really scared with this one because this time, the pain clinic surgeon was focusing on both sides of my back.  He was going to subject me to 2 big major needles on either side of my back to anaethetise my solar plexus (a mixture of anesthesia and steroids).  I had every reason to be scared as well!  In the operating theatre, one of the assistants was being really stingy with the sedative.  Last time, a different assistant gave me the right amount of sedative and the procedure went along fine with minimal pain (just a few pricks from the local anesthetic to numb parts of my back they were operative on).  Even the surgeon, when I spoke to him before the operation, told me that he remembered I got through it fine.  This time though, I was screaming in pain, during which I did tell the surgeon to carry on with the operation and not stop.  Coming all this way and being on the operating table, it would make no sense for him to stop now!  Every time the assistant gave me some more sedative through the drip they hooked me onto, it was very minimal (1ml at a time it seemed) and it did not do much judging by my screams!

***In this instance, when I mean “screams” I mean me going “Argh” in pain.  So not screaming like a female opera singer.  Glad we got that all cleared up there!!!***

The coeliac plexus is otherwise more commonly known as the solar plexus.  All the pancreas nerves go through this plexus and then runs up the spine to the brain.  The pain signals would travel this route and when it gets to the brain I then start feeling the pain.  With the solar plexus blocked, the pain signals will not be able to get to the spine and get the chance for the brain to be alerted for me to then feel the pain.

So far so good, but that big ass needle in August caused so much back pain and issues and this time I had to have two of them at either side!  Double the needles, double the trouble me thinks!  In exactly one month time it will be my mother’s wedding and I really do hope I will be well enough to get through the day without too much pain.  I kinda think though that this is me we are talking about and nothing ever goes to plan but at least with that second dress my mother bought me, I will look nice whilst getting slowly killed off with the pain!

So after the first 24 hours I am out of the woods as far as any possible internal bleeding is concerned.  Best thing about that was that if the surgeon had punctured a vein, he would not have known there and then.  We would have only found out that lovely surprise when I got home, my heart beats would increase to the point where it would feel that it was trying to thump its way out of my ribs and I would then pass out.  Glad to say that has not happened to me so yay for me!

The back spasms have started though, I have called my physiotherapist earlier on this afternoon and an emergency appointment has been set for next Wednesday.  The medication I have is helping and my partner is looking after me.  I am very lucky to have him in my life.

As a thank you to my wonderful partner, yesterday I bought us a take out curry.  I am a wimp when it comes to spices.  I love my dishes plain – I am the lass that goes crazy for bread sauce and turkey at Christmas.  But never the less, I do like a chicken korma with boiled rice and chippattis (9 in total).  BUT not a hint of spice in the dish.  You see, some curry houses think that with a korma, they can put a little but of spice in and it would not hurt.  It does with me, even a little bit and I can’t eat the rest of the dish, it does burn the roof of my mouth off – NOT an exaggeration.  I am simply a wuss/wimp/[enter your own appropriate descriptive word here] when it comes to curries.

If anyone tells me that they are going to pray for me and my health I really get so frustrated.  It is like they are bypassing the praise that should actually go on the doctors, nurses and surgeons trying to get my pain under manageable circumstances.  Their efforts mean nothing because there is a big invisible man in the sky that will make everything better for me instead.  Well by your logic, it was that big invisible man in the sky that gave me this sodding illness in the first place…..why would he then want to make me better when he was the cause in the first instance!?  You have just proven that your god is incompetent and contradictory, well done!

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Health Related

 

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My Top 12 Atheist Podcasts of 2012

Good evening everyone (its 6:30 p.m. as I type),

So at the moment my YouTube subscription box is crammed full of videos where the YouTuber in question is giving me information of their top 12 make up products of 2012.  Some are top 10, top 5 so on and so forth – I am sure you get the picture!  Anyways, it gave me a capital idea of doing my own countdown of my top 12 atheist podcasts of 2012!  I will include all the necessary links so you can have a listen to the same educational goodness as me 😀

Anyways without further ado let the countdown begin:

12.  The Atheist Experience, 16th January 2012 –  Episode 744: The Failure of Prayer

11.  The Thinking Atheist, 7th March 201: More Facepalm Moments

10.  The Non Prophets, Episode 11.6: “The Free Will Episode” – Uploaded 26th July 2012 (Please note, 4 other episodes were uploaded on the same day)

9.  Penn’s Sunday School, 24th September 2012: Give me Bacon and Stay at my House

8.  The Thinking Atheist, 25th January 2012: Harry Potter is of the Devil!

7.  The Thinking Atheist, 1st February 2012: Is Evolution A Fact (with special guest AronRa)

6.  The Atheist Experience, 13th February 2012 – Episode 748: The Failure of the Second Coming

5.  The Atheist Experience, 14th May 2012 – Episode 761: The Argument from Ignorance

4.  The Atheist Experience, 9th April 2012 – Episode 756: Did Jesus Exist?

3.  Penn’s Sunday School, 17th December 2012: Crabs as Big as Dogs – Oh F**k!

2.  The Atheist Experience, 3rd December 2012 – Episode 790: Sex and God (with special guest Darrel Ray)

1.  The Thinking Atheist, 16th October 2012: The Church of Satan

***Special mention goes to The Atheist Experience, Episode 795: Argument From “Making Sense.”  I know that this was broadcast in 2013 this month but it was the most powerful episode I have ever listened to from The Atheist Experience.  As I type this, this episode is the most recent one so (if you have not had the chance to listen as yet) I highly recommend you listen to it now!***

Links for you to enjoy at your leisure 😀

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com

http://www.pennsundayschool.com

http://www.atheist-experience.com

http://www.nonprophetsradio.com

Each aforementioned podcast for me have their own style that I love:

1.  Penn’s Sunday School is a bundle of fun and comedy every single week, I always find myself laughing every episode!
2.  I love how with the Non Prophets it is a conversation amongst a group of peers.  It feels like I am a fly on the wall whilst prominent atheists well known on the web have conversations about at the moment topics flying about within the atheist community.
3.  The Atheist Experience is for me, attending a weekly class on atheism.  I fail to not learn something new each week.  The dumber the caller, the more I learn!  Matt Dillahunty is superb but Tracie Harris is an amazing supernova and she deserves a lot more credit.  What she says is articulate and well informed.
4.  The Thinking Atheist is a podcast that is for me the most accessible.  I would always direct a new atheist to listen to this podcast first like me 🙂  The presenter, Seth Andrews, comes across as very friendly (I am sure he is friendly if you know him personally as well) and his shows are always entertaining.  He regularly updates his Facebook page continuing to take the time to have a conversation with his listeners and Facebook followers.

And that is it for this evening folks.  Do you agree with my countdown, especially what I picked as my number one podcast?  The reason I picked it was because it was the most unique and “out there” atheist podcast of 2012.  I really believe that no one else would have thought to have the Church of Satan as topic.  What was equally as impressive was that Seth (The Thinking Atheist Host) was able to get the high priest of the Church of Satan to call in and contribute to the proceedings!  It was a fun and equally informative podcast.  I appreciate how Seth chooses to push the boundaries of topics to be discussed.

I realised when I compiled this list that I am very limited in what atheist based podcasts I actually subscribe to.

Do you have any suggestions for any new shows for me to listen to for 2013?

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Paint my Background an Atheistic Shade of Red

I have always been a make up fanatic/junkie.  Playing with my own make up and watching countless videos on You Tube it has always been a source of fascination that I can mess around with and be happy whether I end up looking like a model or in most cases end up looking like a mess.  The path to getting there will always be worth it.

Christmas 2012 was my make up dream, my partner spoilt me very much and reminded me how lucky I am to have him in my life.  I have not been able to stop using my presents since then.  I am starting to do make up trials for my mother’s wedding on myself.  I will be doing my mother’s make up on the day and so the make up trials on her will be starting very soon now.

In the meantime, I am experimenting on myself.  I know that I will be using the Karl Lagerfeld Mon Shu Red lipstick and also using the red nail varnish again from the same Shu Uemura range designed by Lagerfeld.  My mother bought them for me for Christmas alongside the bag with Mon Shu on it that she got for free for buying two products from the range.  ***I love that bag by the way, I have been using it for the past couple of weeks now even for work!***

Through this experimenting though I got to think about masks in general.  I do not have to hide my atheism that much in comparison to other people.  There are some countries where you would go to prison and worse if found out.  But I begin to wonder if I still do hide my atheism to a certain extent.  My partner loves me but prefers if I keep my non-belief to myself.  Whether its a notion of “well as long as he knows about my non belief” or the question of is he hampering my own freedom of expression?  Both are debatable.

I do wonder what response you the reader would provide in relation to the aforementioned…..are you happy to keep your atheism in the background when your partner knows about it but prefers it kept in the background or is that not good enough and you would want to express your atheism more fully and without it being hampered?

I know that I am happy with my atheism being in the background and him knowing about it.  I feel comfortable and I know I have other outlets for my atheistic ideas such as this blog here.  Is that good enough though…..should any relationship where non belief is in the background allow atheism to move forward from this background to be more integrated within it?  I am happy with the agreed status quo within my relationship but would you be?

I would even extend this to other relationships I have….my mother knows that I am an atheist.  Whenever she talks to me about it I give her my argument against the belief in god/religion.  In the end I get a response worse than “god works in mysterious ways” crap.  Instead I get the whole I am a lost cause and that I could never be persuaded otherwise to believe about a magical invisible man in the sky!

At work, on paper they know I am an atheist, when I filled out my job application they have that questionnaire at the end (most places of employment do these days) to make sure they are abiding alongside the whole “equal opportunities” stuff.  It will state in my file that I am atheist but without looking at my file they would be none the wiser so I wonder, based on natural assumptions, would a colleague look at you and think either a) you are a believer or b) you are an atheist?  I appreciate this question would have different answers based on your own geographical location and the various cultures within those locations.  But based on where you live in the world would it be answer A or answer B?

Do you choose to freely hide your atheism in the background or the opposite….are you forced to hide your non belief for fear of any violent response whether physical or mental?  If your answer is no to both then do you express your atheism in all areas of your life or just some?

I leave my atheism in the background in my relationship with my partner but then again, I choose to be very expressive with it with my friendships, my blog, Facebook statuses and if given the opportunity at work.  I say “given the opportunity” because the question of belief in religion or god does not materialise in my line of work.  It does not matter.  But if it did, then I suppose it depends.  If I knew I would not be put at a disadvantage by being discriminated against then I would be freely expressive, but if I knew it would hamper my career….I do not know.  I would like to say that would not matter but then again, if put in that position, I think I would be a weakling and be forced stay quiet as a result.  Would that make me a bad person to not be so steadfast alongside my principles if that was what I did in that situation?

This is hypothetical but I know that whether a response if from a real situation that has come about or you manufacture a response you think would result from a hypothetical situation, it allows me to learn more about myself and how I would handle myself in those situations either real or not.  Hence all the questions in this blog based on real and not real circumstances.  And if you have got this far in reading this blog entry, then firstly well done and secondly, if you have the time I would really appreciate your input in the comments section below.  I do read them all and its brilliant to learn from other perspectives.

 

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Ordinary British Citizens Fighting Against Religion

Seeing that I am currently in hospital (again) I have been on the internet just browsing around, on youtube watching some make up tutorials and reviews and being on Facebook.  But guess what I found along the way, I found two articles on The Guardian website that has made me really proud of the British atheist community.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/christian-lose-appeal-gay-guests

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/10/prayers-ban-council-meetings-devon?INTCMP=SRCH

The second article does bear striking similarity as such to the Jessica Ahlquist fight against her school in America.  It is nice to know that there are people in England that too will fight for the separation of religion from the state and also fight against religion’s prejudices e.g. homosexuality, sex before marriage etc.

It is very striking that in both articles, the religious community are stating that it is they that are being victimised and sidelined in society, that they are not being treated fairly.  The whole point is that they can believe in whatever/whoever they want, but their religion has no place in British politics.  To be in politics you are representing a plurality of people that believe/not believe in different religions.  What your own personal beliefs are should not have any influence on your decisions in politics.  The decisions made should encompass as much of society as possible.  We all know where Tony Blair and George Bush ended up!

And they have no right to try to change what people want to do just because their actions do not fit in to what the religious believe.  Just like it is the law to not incite religious hatred towards another religion, there is another law that protects homosexuality that should also be observed and followed.  Just because homosexuality is deemed evil and immoral somehow in the bible does not mean that the law should reflect this.  NO!  Who is victimising and sidelining who now!?

No one follows the bible to its exact wording and laws.  The ones that they do not follow or believe in, they say things like, oh its supposed to be a metaphor or it made sense in their time but we have evolved since then.  If this is supposed to be the word of god then how could it be so malleable.

I do not want to come on so strong but I find that people that follow the bible are hypocrites.  The reason I think this is because they seem to cherry pick which ones to follow and which ones to be discarded.  Please see the link below, I was going to give you a list but this person has written it better than me to be fair!

http://www.bspcn.com/2009/06/23/11-things-the-bible-bans-but-you-do-anyway/

Now I have gone onto the Chymorvah Hotel website (the first example at the beginning of this post where the couple did not allow a homosexual couple to stay in the same room together).   I have had a look at their menu and my my my, what good Christians they REALLY are!  If they are a fan of such outdated beliefs as their lawyer’s defence was, then why in their menu do they offer (shock horror) BACON!!??

http://www.chymorvah.co.uk/menu.html

I do find it hypocritical also that they have put at the side of that page “There are no petty restrictions; you can come and go as you like – Chymorvah is your home while you are with us and our aim is to make your holiday one to remember.”  Yeah thats great, unless you are homosexual!

Now for the other story mentioned at the beginning where the prayers have been quite rightly banned from official council meetings here is the following:  (Matthew 22: 17 – 21) “Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

The council is there to serve society, not god.  The church is there to serve god.  Jesus was able to distinguish between the two and advocate himself the separation of church from the state.  So these people wanting to have prayers in the council meetings are going against their dear sweet Jesus and his own words!

Both of the religious sides that lost in this case both screamed “discrimination!”  That their freedom of belief is being taken away, that their religion in society is being sidelined.  I say to them this, you want the courts to uphold and back your decisions to be discriminatory against those that do not believe or those that do not act accordingly to your own beliefs because you have some kind of divine backing.  You want the courts to add some legal weight behind your punches so to speak.  But religion will only allow the courts, the law of the land, to intervene when it will only benefit them, when it will only strengthen their own position.  How about letting the law of the land in to investigate and prosecute the priests that are sexually abusing young children!?  How about doing that!?

The religious – they hear what they want to hear, they choose to follow what they want to follow.  On the other hand, the British law does not cherry pick, it is more equal to everyone compared to the bible.  The law of the land is more unbiased than the bible.  Believe what you want to believe, but do not firstly try and force the belief on others and secondly do not try and force that belief on others by trying to infiltrate the state/politics.  If someone is not in the religious eyes a good person or not following the bible then what right do they have to try and force their beliefs, their opinions and their bible on to that person!?  Not only do the religious need to be considered fairly and have the right to believe, but the non-believers/atheists have the right to freedom from your beliefs and to be considered fairly also.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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A Blatant Example of the Greed Inherent Within the Catholic Church

On Monday I met this little old Italian lady.  She and my mother were talking and she came on to talking about the local Italian club that is still active round here.  To my horror she said that a priest from Italy was coming over to attend this particular function at this Italian club and had instructed all members to donate money to him.  Not the church, but himself.  To make even more inappropriate and monstrous, he stated that he did not want donations in pound coins, 50p’s and what not, no, he went one better, he has demanded that all donations be in note form, so £5 notes, £10 notes so on and so forth.

The local Italian Club is made up of elderly members that do not have enough money as it is in this economic climate!  This Italian priest is literally coming over, taking their money and then going back home!  This is such a blatant act of greed through religious manipulation where not any donation from the goodness of your heart will do, no, they want MONEY!

“If you give me a pound coin, you will go to hell……If you give me a £10 note, you will be welcomed in the kingdom of god!”

Isn’t greed one of the seven acts of sin?  This church is swimming in the stuff!

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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