Friday, 9 November 2007

Religion has nothing to do with it?

Will those who persist in their purblind insistence that religion has nothing to do with US global political and military actions please read this article and reconsider!

11 comments:

Richard W. Symonds said...

God being used as Man's excuse to control and kill - what's new, AC ?

Richard W. Symonds said...

And I've just read that Tony Blair is converting to Catholicism...

Now that really does give God a bad name !

anticant said...

If you actually BELIEVE it, Richard - as these nutters do - it isn't an 'excuse'. That's your blind spot - thinking that all these people are consciously manipulative rogues and don't believe in the mental sewage they spew out.

Of course most of them do!

Richard W. Symonds said...

Man makes God in his own image...

anticant said...

EXACTLY! That's what I always say. And this "God" has no reality or objective existence outside the minds of the men [and women] who invented him. God is just a fairly tale, and a very evil one.

As Pascal said, "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

anticant said...

"Religious people of most faiths commit horrendous crimes, sometimes using their religion to justify them. Spiritual people never commit any crimes. if they do, they are not spiritual." - comment by 'Bamboo13' on Soumaya Ghannoushi's piece 'God is not dead' in the Guardian CiF, 9 November.

tyger said...

Hmmmm.

Anitcant, you should check out Human Events. Maybe subscribe to the email alert - you should see the bollocks I get in my inbox.

Hoping you're well.

anticant said...

Well, Tyger, I get far too much garbage in my own inbox to want to be a regular subscriber to a site that has Oliver North [of Iran-Contra infamy]as a contributor, not to mention the lunatic scribblings of Ann Coulter!

tyger said...

oh, anticant, ms. coulter is worth it!

anticant said...

Worth what? When you've been around as long as I have, you will know that clotted idiots of her stripe are ten a penny and oh so boring. As Mrs Thatcher once said, they should be starved of the oxygen of publicity.

tyger said...

anticant, maybe so... but she does make me laugh (maybe I'm naive(?)).

BTW. The article was brilliant.