Archive for ‘Catholics’

September 9, 2018

OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

Palamattam yearns for the good old days when the Catholic Church was in charge, its dogmas unchallenged

Source: OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

November 3, 2016

Catholic Hospital Forces Woman To Give Birth To Non-Viable Fetus

Catholic hospitals threaten the health of women everyday. Currently in the United States, one in six hospital beds are governed by rules set by Catholic bishops, not doctors, putting the lives […]

Source: Catholic Hospital Forces Woman To Give Birth To Non-Viable Fetus

September 22, 2016

“The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted – Salon.com

The Romans did not target, hunt or massacre Jesus’ followers, says a historian of the early church

Source: “The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted – Salon.com

September 15, 2016

Can religion be based on ritual practice without belief? | Aeon Essays

Source: Can religion be based on ritual practice without belief? | Aeon Essays

January 15, 2016

Jesus Never Existed Says New Report That Finds No Mention Of Christ In 126 Historical Texts

Jesus was a made-up character says a new study of 126 tests written around the time Jesus supposedly lived, but include no mention of a historical Christ.

Source: Jesus Never Existed Says New Report That Finds No Mention Of Christ In 126 Historical Texts

August 2, 2015

501 Reasons Christianity is False | It is not true, just a myth

501 Reasons Christianity is False | It is not true, just a myth.

July 30, 2015

Christian Wants to See You Fry Like Sausage | Atheist Revolution

Christian Wants to See You Fry Like Sausage | Atheist Revolution.

July 19, 2015

Enough is Enough: We Can’t Ignore All the Accusations and Cover-Ups and Payouts and Crimes

Enough is Enough: We Can’t Ignore All the Accusations and Cover-Ups and Payouts and Crimes.

July 30, 2013

The Catholic-Protestant Alliance and the Future of Christian Extremism | Atheist Revolution

 

The Catholic-Protestant Alliance and the Future of Christian Extremism | Atheist Revolution.

June 29, 2013

I don’t give no respect

…But you must respect the beliefs of others, even if you disagree with them.

A common  statement proffered by religionistas and their apologists, often after you have revealed to  them how utterly ridiculous their beliefs are, or in order to avoid having to contend with logic and reason. It’s hogwash of course.

I will acknowledge the existence of their beliefs but I need not respect them, or treat their ideas respectfully.  The fact is that many of them believe in imprisoning, torturing,  even murdering people who have beliefs contrary to their own. Many of them believe that women have lesser rights and  can and should  be enslaved, raped,  and even killed at the whims of their male masters. Many of them believe them many of my friends  should lose their rights because of their race or their sexual orientation.  They want me to respect those beliefs. They want me to respect them,  supposedly adult humans who  still talk to their imaginary friends in the sky and believe in magic clothing.  They want me to respect their “faith”. Fuck that. I’ll acknowledge those beliefs, I may ignore those beliefs, but I’ll never “respect” their. That doesn’t mean that I won’t love  some of them or enjoy their company, but don’t tell me I have to be respectful when it comes to these beliefs.